This morning started with sad news. A motorcyclist died after hitting a truck in the early hours of this morning in Birkirkara.

It has been reported that the collision occurred at around 4am with the rider – a Gozitan from Sannat – was riding through Valley Road when he appeared to lose control of his Honda CB5000FA bike. He ended up crashing into a DAF truck that was parked along the side of the road. An ambulance rushed the 41 year old male to Mater Dei Hospital, but he was certified dead on arrival.

An inquiry has been opened and a set of appointed experts. Police investigations are on-going.