Man charged with drunk driving, seriously injuring driver in collision

Victim involved in head-on collision tells court that he cannot remember what happened in the aftermath of traffic accident after losing consciousness

A man was today charged with seriously injuring the driver of a car in a head-on collision while he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Jeffrey Micallef, 30, of Fgura, pleaded not guilty to seriously injuring Jocycln Attard in a head-on collision in St Andrews at around 8pm on November 11, 2012.

As a result of the crash, Attard suffered injuries to his legs, several fractured toes  as well as injuries to his pelvis and back.

The incident occurred after Micallef was driving his vehicle in the direction of St Julian’s when he crashed into an oncoming Rover, driven by Attard. Police Sergeant Ramon Mifsud Grech told Magistrate Audrey Demicoli that a Micallef failed a subsequent breathalyser test.

Taking the witness stand, Attard said that he was driving towards St Paul’s Bay when Micallef crashed his van into him. He said that upon impact, he lost consciousness and that he had to be taken out of the car by rescuers from the Civil Protection Department.

"It all happened in a fraction of a second. All I know is that he drove straight into me, I lost consciousness, and I cannot remember anything what happened after," he said. 

The case continues.

Police Inspector Trevor Micallef led the prosecution.