Hamrun man, 23, in danger of loss of life after head-on collision

Head-on collision on Għargħur bypass, four rushed to hospital

The Toyota involved in the accident. Photo John Pisani
The Toyota involved in the accident. Photo John Pisani
The scene of the accident.  Photo John Pisani
The scene of the accident. Photo John Pisani
The Pajero driven by the young driver.  Photo John Pisani
The Pajero driven by the young driver. Photo John Pisani
 Photo John Pisani
Photo John Pisani
The Mini driven by the woman. Photo John Pisani
The Mini driven by the woman. Photo John Pisani
The Toyota in which the driver was trapped. Photo John Pisani
The Toyota in which the driver was trapped. Photo John Pisani
 Photo John Pisani
Photo John Pisani

A 23-year-old motorist from Hamrun is being treated for grievous injuries and is in danger of loss of life after a traffic accident in Għargħur. Three other people also suffered injuries, but none of them are in danger.

The victim and a 16-year-old passenger from Fgura, both from the Ħamrun Boy Scouts Group, were returning home after a few days camping.

The accident happened at around 1:30am in M. Murray Street, better known as the Għargħur bypass. Another motorist, believed to be an unlicensed 19-year-old from Naxxar who was driving a Mitsubishi Pajero vehicle, was driving towards the 'Telgħa t’Alla u Ommu' when he lost control of his vehicle and went on the other side of the road. At that moment, the Hamrun driver and his passenger were coming from the opposite direction towards Naxxar.

The motorist, driving a Toyota Townace, was said to have tried to avoid the collision. At the moment of impact, a Mini Cooper being driven by a 55-year-old woman from St Julians behind the Toyota, also hit the vehicle.

Civil Protection personnel were called on the scene since the driver of the Toyota was trapped in the van. They had to cut parts of the van so that the driver could be extracted from the vehicle. Two doctors, Dr Michael Spiteri and Dr Jonathan Joslin together with nurses that arrived with the ambulances, gave first aid to the victims, who were all rushed to Mater Dei Hospital.

In a statement the Police said that the 19-year-old suffered grievous injuries while the 16-year-old and the woman suffered slight injuries.

Since the driver of the Toyota was certified to be in danger of loss of life, Magistrate Dr Doreen Clarke was informed and ordered an inquiry. She appointed architect Richard Aquilina, legal procurator Mario Buttigieg, traffic expert Joseph Zammit and forensic expert Dr Mario Serri as court experts, together with the police from the photography section.

Inspector Luke Bonello and PS Alan Buhagiar from the Naxxar police station are investigating the accident.

 

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