[WATCH] Hit-and-run incident claims a man's life in Sliema

43-year-old Rainer Mader succumbed to extensive injuries suffered when he was pinned between two vehicles in Sliema • hit-and-run driver arrested by police

A VW Golf pinned a man against a pick-up truck (All photos by Chris Mangion)
A VW Golf pinned a man against a pick-up truck (All photos by Chris Mangion)
Man dies in a Hit-and-run incident • Video Ray Attard

A hit-and-run incident on the Sliema seafront has left one man dead. The victim has been identified as German national Rainer Mader, 43, who arrived to the island yesterday.

According to preliminary reports, the incident happened at around 11:30am, on Tower Road, when a VW Golf pinned the victim against a pick-up truck.

The car, driven by a 36-year-old man from Zurrieq, had been in an unrelated traffic incident earlier. A police search of the car ucovered suspicious substances. The Maltese driver was arrested by the police moments after the incident.

The horrific incident left both witnesses and members of the media shocked at the scene of the incident.

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