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Police say working hard to reduce fatalities as another man killed on the road

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Police on Monday said they are working hard to address traffic violations including speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt and alcohol abuse which appear to be behind the death of a 41-year-old man over the weekend in a traffic accident.

Spyridon Zafiridis from Paphos lost control of the car he was driving on the Limassol to Paphos motorway a few minutes before 10pm on Sunday.

Paphos traffic officer Emilios Kafas told the media the victim drove to the left side of the road and crashed into a protective barrier at the side of the road.

As a result of the crash the man, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown out of his car and was fatally injured, the officer said.

He was transferred to the Limassol general hospital were doctors confirmed his death.

The causes of the accident are being investigated, but preliminary examinations show that “the causes of this accident are the same as those the police are working hard to reduce and eliminate” which concern failure to use a seatbelt, speeding and most likely alcohol use, Kafas said.

However, the expected results from an autopsy will show whether the victim was drinking, the officer added.

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