Man severely injured after crashing motorcycle to avoid traffic light pole

A motorcyclist suffers severe injury in bizarre accident in Luqa

The motorcyclist was avoiding a pole dislodged in a separate accident
The motorcyclist was avoiding a pole dislodged in a separate accident

A 50-year-old man sustained serious injuries after losing control of his motorcycle when he tried to avoid a traffic light pole that dislodged in a separate traffic accident.

The incident happened at 9.45am in Triq l-Avjazzjoni, Luqa.

Police said a 27-year-old man, who resides in Attard was driving a Ford van when he crashed into a traffic light pole. Consequently, a 50-year-old man lost control of his Honda motorbike and crashed while he was trying to avoid the same pole. 

An ambulance took the victim to Mater Dei Hospital, for further treatment where he was later certified to be suffering from grievous injuries.

A police investigation is currently underway.

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