Greek policeman kills himself after elderly death--GREEK authorities say an off-duty policeman shot himself dead out of remorse after knocking over and killing an elderly woman in a traffic accident in Athens.

A police statement said the policeman committed suicide with his service handgun "clearly because of" the accident in the Greek capital's Halandri suburb late Sunday.

The circumstances under which the policeman hit the pedestrian with his motorcycle as she was trying to cross a busy road were not clear. Witnesses quoted by Greek media said that immediately after the crash he walked into a car park and shot himself.

Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias said he felt "crushed" by the accident and expressed sympathy for both bereaved families.