Dozens of friends and loved ones of a pupil, that died in a Paphos traffic incident this week, will stage a symbolic march on Friday afternoon to raise awareness about the dangers of roads in the area.
Christian Charilaou, 17, was killed when the moped he was riding was struck head-on by a car being driven by a 23-year-old Russian national. The driver of the car, who told police that he didn’t see the youngster because of poor lighting on the Coral Bay to Kato Paphos Avenue, was remanded in police custody for four days on Thursday.
The protestors will begin their march at 2.30pm at the tourist area of Kato Paphos and finish at Coral Bay Avenue and more specifically at the point where Charilaou was killed.
Residents of the area have many times complained about the quality of the roads in the district of Paphos with Charilaou’s death coming just days after a boy of 15 was killed when his tractor overturned in the Akamas area.
The long and winding stretch of road in Coral Bay has resulted in many accidents and traffic-related deaths down the years.