October 12, 2015

Andrea Christidis - a victim of alleged drunk driving in London, Ontario

Andrea Christidis
Andrea Christidis, age 18, died on October 9, 2015, at a hospital in London, Ontario.

On October 7, 2015, after 10:00 p.m., Andrea had been walking on the sidewalk on the campus of Western University when a car jumped the curb and struck her. She was thrown 30 feet.

Andrea was rushed to a nearby hospital where, tragically, she succumbed to her injuries two days later.

Jared DeJong, age 24, of London, Ontario, has been charged with impaired driving in connection with this tragedy. Charges may be upgraded.

Jared DeJong is innocent unless proven guilty.

However we offer this advice to all drivers: If you find that you are wasted, drunk or doped up on street drugs or prescription drugs or if you are falling asleep on your feet, do NOT drive. Call a family member or a friend for a ride; or take a taxi or a bus; or stay where you are until you sober up; or crawl home on your hands and knees. It will be better for you and for the world if you do.

Regret can last a lifetime.

Andrea had recently graduated from Leaside High School in Toronto. She wanted to pursue a career in the medical field and was a first year health sciences student at Western University in London, Ontario. She was living in a university residence.

Andrea loved reading, travelling, skiing, swimming and the arts. She was also an avid soccer fan. She was an active member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Andrea's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She was a kind, compassionate and loving young woman. She had a beautiful smile and a kind soul. She will be forever mourned.

Oceans of tears have been shed for Andrea. 

Angels of God, pray for Andrea and for those who have lost her.
Andrea is survived by many loving friends and family members including her parents, Georgia and Chris; and her sister, Alexia.

Pray for justice for Andrea.

God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Andrea is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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