This year has seen 18 road accident fatalities in 16 different accidents. The latest victim is 30-year-old Stephanie Rapa of Zurrieq.
Stephanie was a pharmacist at a San Gwann pharmacy, and people who were acquainted with her told tvm.com.mt that she was of a cheerful disposition, and always willing to help. Her colleagues posted comments on Facebook, stating that she had always been a dedicated person in her duties, and enthusiastic in everything she did.
tvm.com.mt is informed that Stephanie had started a course at the Faculty of Medicine leading to a medical degree, but her aim in this direction was cut short yesterday, as she was knocked down by a car when she was crossing the road at the Gzira Strand.
On-site witnesses told tvm.com.mt that they heard a loud noise of braking, and in fact there were some 40-metre-long brake marks on the road. Rapa ended up on the ground with serious injuries, and although she was rushed to hospital by ambulance, she died soon after.
The vehicle involved in the accident was being driven by a 40-year-old man from Swieqi. An inquiry into the accident has been opened by Duty Magistrate Doreen Clarke.
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