Updated | Van crashes in Regional Road tunnel, four men hospitalised

The accident happened around 4:20pm, outside the tunnels at Mikiel Anton Vassalli road, direction north towards St Julians

Photo: Malta Police Force
Photo: Malta Police Force

Updated 7 June with police statement

Four men were taken to hospital on Tuesday after their van crashed into the tunnel wall at Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, better known as Regional Road.

In a press statement, police said the accident happened at 4:15pm. It involved a Mercedes Sprinter van, which was being driven by a 42-year-old Maltese man from St Paul’s Bay,.

Police had told MaltaToday on Tuesday that the accident happened outside the tunnels, and that the van was driving in the direction towards St Julians. 

Photo: Malta Police Force
Photo: Malta Police Force

A medical team, assisted by the Civil Protection Department, went on site to provide assistance to those injured in the accident.

However, initial findings indicate that a left-hand drive Mercedes Sprinter collided with a wall, primarily impacting the front right section of the van.

At the time of the accident, there were four individuals inside the vehicle. The front right passenger was trapped due to the impact and sustained the most severe injuries.

The 42-year-old driver sustained light injuries, while two passengers – a 31-year-old German man and 39-year-old Dutch man – sustained grievous injuries.

A third passenger, a 31-year-old man from Nepal, was also in the van at the time of the accident. His condition remains pending.

Police investigations are ongoing.