Cyclist grievously injured after losing control of bike in Lija

The 28-year-old man was taken to Mater Dei Hospital with grievous injuries

A cyclist sustained grievous injuries on Saturday evening after losing control of his bike while riding through Lija.

At 11pm that day, police received a request for assistance at Triq Annibale Preca, after which they went on site to investigate.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the cyclist, a 28-year-old Norwegian man residing in Attard, had been riding his bike along the road when he lost control and fell to the ground.

A medical team performed first aid on the cyclist, who was taken to Mater Dei Hospital for further treatment. His injuries are of a grievous nature.