Paphos go-kart track temporarily closed down in August 2007 following the death of a 12-year-old Belgian tourist on 21 August 2007


The Yeroskipou Municipality obtained an order to suspend the operation of the business while an investigation into the accident took place. The Municipality argued that the business did not have the correct licences and that there was a safety issue. On 20 September 2007, the Paphos Court heard from Yiannos Georgiades that the court had been misled by the Municipality when it secured the first suspension order, that all of the material facts had not been disclosed and that a delay had occurred, which should have prevented the order from initially being granted. The order was successfully challenged and overturned. It is likely that the Go-Kart company will seek compensation from the Municipality for the damage caused to its reputation and business. Another Paphos Municipality, that of Polis Chrysochous, after hearing about what had occurred on the first go-kart track, also applied for a court order for the operation of the go-kart track in Argaka to be suspended, stating that it was also dangerous. This second order was also successfully challenged by Georgiades and consequently overturned.

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