An elderly man is in danger of dying after being hit by a vehicle this morning in the limits of Zabbar. The accident occurred in Triq Villabate, which leads from Zabbar to Marsascala, at about 8.30 a.m.
In a statement, the Police said that the accident happened when a 41-year-old man from Sierra Leone who lives in Marsascala, lost control of the Peugeot he was driving, and hit the 79-year-old man, a resident of Zabbar.
The elderly man was taken by ambulance to Mater Dei hospital, where he was later certified to have sustained serious injuries.
A magisterial inquiry has been opened by Magistrate Gabriella Vella. Police investigations are ongoing.