Updated | Two opposition MPs hospitalised following traffic accident

Opposition MPs Censu Galea and Frederick Azzopardi hospitalised after traffic accident, foreign driver being chased by police

The police are chasing a foreign driver who crashed into a car carrying two Nationalist MPs, Censu Galea and Frederick Azzopardi.

Galea, who is also deputy Speaker, and Azzopardi had just left Parliament when their vehicle was hit by a grey Volvo with foreign plates at Sa Maison in Pieta.

Following the incident, the man alighted from his vehicle and hurled insults at the two MPs, however by the time the police arrived on the scene, the man had driven away.

Galea and Azzopardi were hospitalised, where they were treated for slight injuries.  

It is understood that the police are chasing the perpetrator, who was reported to be in an inebriated state. 

Police inspector Jason F Sultana is leading the investigations. 

In a statement issued later this evening, the Speaker of the House Anglu Farrugia expressed his regret over the accident and wished the two MPs a quick recovery.

Farrugia also thanked the police for their rapid action and hoped the foreign man is traced immediately.