Police are investigating a fatal accident in Kokkinotrimithia, Nicosia distrcit, where a motorcycle enthusiast was killed in a violent collision.
Athos Charalambous, a 37-year-old father of three from Paliometocho, was riding his high torque motorcycle Tuesday afternoon in Kokkinotrimithia, when around 5:15pm a car driven by a 55-year-old woman made an attempt to turn into a gas station.
'If one day speed kills me, don’t cry for me because that moment I was smiling, feeling great, and speeding…!!!'
Reports said the turning vehicle did not clear the way in time, blocking the path of Charalambous who violently collided with the car and ejected from his seat with brutal force.
The biker was rushed to the Emergency Room at Nicosia General Hospital where doctors on duty pronounced him dead on arrival. The car driver, who sustained minor injuries, also received medical care along with her 28-year-old passenger.
Reports said speed was a factor while Charalambous was said not to have been wearing his helmet. The full circumstances of the accident are still under investigation, according to police.
Friends of Charalambous took to social media to express their sorrow by sharing one of his Facebook posts back in 2014, when he wrote about his passion for high torque motorcycling and high speed.
“If one day speed kills me, don’t cry for me because that moment I was smiling, feeling great, and speeding…!!!” he wrote.