Maltese road claim yet another life. This time the life of a white taxi driver after being involved in a head-on collision in Burmarrad.
A 31-year old white-taxi driver from Safi, is reported to have died, after a head-on collision in Burmarrad, Malta with another taxi.
The accident happened around 12:15am today. Reports confirm that four persons were in one of the taxis. The four tourists, from Scotland are reported to have not suffered any injury. Ambulances were deployed on location to provide first assistance.
The two taxi-drivers were hospitalised and were in a critical condition; with one of the drivers losing his battle later on at Mater Dei Hospital. The victim is reported to be Christen Cachia, a former Armed Forces of Malta soldier.
Preliminary investigations by the District Police found that there was a collision between a Peugeot 207 driven by a 31-year-old man from Safi and a Peugeot Expert Traveller driven by a 59-year-old man from Zejtun. Four persons, aged between 18 and 24 years were passengers in the Peugeot Expert Traveller.
Several ambulances were called on site to assist the victims. All persons involved were taken to Mater Dei Hospital for any medical treatment needed. Later the Police were informed that unfortunately, the 31-year-old lost his life. The 59-year-old driver was certified as suffering from serious injuries whilst the four passengers were certified as suffering from slight injuries.
A Magisterial Inquiry was appointed Into the case whilst Police investigations are still underway.