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08 February, 2023
 
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Another British man dies while crossing the road

Paphos police investigate yet another road fatality as car-pedestrian accidents stack up on west coast

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A British man died in a road accident over the weekend after being struck by a car on a coastal road in Paphos, where another fatality and other car accidents involving pedestrians have been piling up this month.

Police said 60-year-old British national Richard Flower was trying to cross Chloraka Avenue in Paphos on Saturday when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

According to Paphos police official Michalis Nicolaou, Flower was attempting to cross the coastal road in the early evening, around 6:30pm, when a car moving northbound struck the pedestrian as he was walking from right to left.

Flower, described as a permanent resident who lived in the area, was rushed to the Emergency Room where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Saturday’s road fatality came just a week after another British man was killed in a road accident in the same general area under similar circumstances as he was trying to cross the main road in Peyia

Police arrested the car driver, described in local media as a 75-year-old foreign national.

An incident report did not specify any offenses and he was released on Sunday pending further test results, according to the Cyprus News Agency.

But local media reports suggested the suspect was released after both his preliminary and final tests for alcohol were negative.

Saturday’s road fatality came just a week after another British elderly man was killed in a road accident in the same general area under similar circumstances as he was trying to cross the main road in Peyia.

British national Paul Lownder, aged 76, was trying to cross Agiou Georgiou Street in the early evening on November 2 around 6pm when he was struck by a rental car driven by a 58-year-old woman.

Days later another pedestrian was struck nearby in the Coral Bay area, with reports saying the individual was not seriously injured.

Peyia was also featured in the news earlier this month when a car driver lost control of the steering wheel and ended up crashing into a fast food restaurant.

The business owner was said to have been injured in the incident while the driver, described as a British national, had tested positive during a Breathalyzer test.

Moments later another car driven by a female struck a man as he was trying to cross the street in the Agios Georgios-Coral Bay area. Both were described as British nationals while details about the incident were not immediately known.

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