Selmun head-on collision claims Brit's life

In an ironic twist of fate, a 20-year-old Briton was certified dead after being involved in a head-on collision with an ambulance in Selmun

A 20-year-old Briton dies in the early hour of Saturday after being involved in a head-on collision with an ambulance in Selmun.

Police said they were informed about the accident around 1.20am and went immediately on site where they found that a Daihitsu Sirion had crashed into an ambulance, leaving one of the youngest passengers in the car dead.

The ambulance, which was being driven by a 55-year-old man from Mosta, was at the time carrying a 38-year-old woman from Saint Paul’s Bay together with an 89-year-old patient from Mellieha who was in the company of her 51-year-old daughter from Mgarr.

The victim was travelling with other passengers - all aged between 20 and 29 - and heading from Mellieha to Xemxija. He was certified dead on site, while the other passengers, including those in the ambulance, where taken to Mater Dei Hospital to be treated for injuries suffered. Only the 89-year old and the 51-year old woman have come out relatively unharmed.

Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras was informed about the case and appointed experts to further assist her in the case.

Police are pursuing further investigations.

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