Update 2 | 10-year-old girl dies in Mellieha crash

A 10-year-old girl succumbed to injuries after being involved in a head-on car crash in the road leading to Popeye Village • Another 10-year-old girl was also hospitalised

The accident happened in Triq tal-Prajjet, which leads to Popeye village (Photo: Google Maps)
The accident happened in Triq tal-Prajjet, which leads to Popeye village (Photo: Google Maps)

Updated at 9.53pm with further information from police

A young girl who was involved in a head-on car crash in Mellieħa has died after succumbing to her injuries at Mater Dei Hospital.

The girl, 10, was a passenger in a Toyota Aygo driven by a 49-year-old man from Mtarfa. The car was involved in a head-on collission with a Nissan Leaf driven by a 35-year-old woman from Mellieha.

The police said the accident happened in Triq tal-Prajjet, which leads to Popeye Village, at around 5.30pm on Thursday. The girl had initially sustained serious injuries and was taken to Mater Dei Hospital.

The police said that the girl died some time after. Another 10-year-old girl who was also in the Toyota was hospitalised along with the 49-year-old driver.

Members of the police force and the civil protection department were dispatched to the site of the accident and the road had to be closed to traffic.

Magistrate Simone Grech is conducting an inquiry and police investigations are ongoing.

Correction: An earlier version of this report had wrongly indicated the young victim as a boy. 

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