One fatal car accident in every two weeks in 2016 so far
1. Tuesday 5th January Labour Avenue, Naxxar
26-year-old motorcyclist Johanna Boni lost her life in a traffic accident after colliding with a construction truck on Labour Avenue, Naxxar. The Sicilian native marked the first fatality of the year. Daryl Cauchi, Boni’s boyfriend, released a moving statement on social media, saying that Johanna was “the best thing that ever happened to him.”
2. Saturday 30th January Triq Sant’ Andrija, Pembroke
Marthese Zarb, a 52-year-old woman, succumbed to her injuries following an accident on Triq Sant’ Andrija on Saturday, 30th January. The victim and her 18-year-old son were passengers in her husband’s car when it crashed into another vehicle driven by a 41-year-old man from Żabbar. Her family had agreed to donate her organs.
3. Sunday 21st February Triq il-Mellieha, Manikata
A 26-year-old man, Clint Farrugia, sadly died after he was involved in a traffic accident, on Triq il-Mellieħa, Manikata. Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim, who was from Rabat, was driving a Suzuki GSX and collided with a Nissan X-Trail driven by a 50-year-old man residing in Ħal Qormi and then with another vehicle, a Mazda 323 driven by a 45-yearold man residing in Marsaxlokk.
4. Wednesday 30th March Mgr. Mikiel Azzopardi Street, Siggiewi
Lourden Pace passed away when the car she was driving collided with an electricity pole on Mgr Mikiel Azzopardi Street, Siggiewi. The woman was driving a Toyota Vitz when the vehicle crashed into an electricity pole and careened onto another car parked in the street.
5. Sunday 10th April Katarina Vitale Street, St. Lucija
A 67-year-old man ended up in a critical condition after being hit by a Fiat Punto driven by a 23-year-old man residing in St Luċija. The accident took place in Triq Katarina Vitale in St Luċija. The man, who resided in Tarxien, was rushed to the accident and emergency for treatment. The man unfortunately succumbed to his injuries on 27th September.
6. Thursday 28th April Zabbar Road, Fgura
Irene Tanti Bellotti, a 77-year-old woman from Marsascala died in a traffic accident on Żabbar Road, Fgura. The woman was riding as a passenger in a car that crashed into a stationary vehicle in Żabbar Road at around 10pm. The car, a Toyota Rac4, rolled on its side on impact and the woman died on the spot. The police said that the 79-year-old driver, resident of Marsascala, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a Renault, which was stationary at the time.
7. Saturday 7th May Vjal il-Haddiem, Rabat
A 97-year-old man passed away after being hit by a Toyota Townace driven by a 48-year-old man on Vjal il-Ħaddiem, Rabat.
8. Saturday 14th May - San Pawl tal-Qlejgha Street, Mosta
A 50-year-old Australian native died whilst cycling after colliding with a car on San Pawl tal-Qlejgħa Street, Mosta. The cyclist was riding along San Pawl tal-Qlejgħa Street when he was hit by a Toyota Vitz driven by a 29year-old from Żebbuġ at 2.45pm.
9. Sunday 29th May Don Mintoff Road, Cospicua
A man from Vittoriosa, Manuel Micallef, known as DJ Lito, died after a traffic accident involving three cars in Dom Mintoff Road, Cospicua. The accident happened at 6.50pm in a three-car collision involving Manuel Micallef’s Toyota Aygo, a Ford Fusion driven by a 53-yearold man, and a Toyota Vitz driven by a 41-year-old.
10. Monday 13th June Triq is-Salina, Salina
Ralph Farrugia, a 49-year-old motorcyclist died after crashing with two cars in Salina. He was hospitalised after he was injured in a three-way crash with two cars in Salina, and died later. A police spokesperson had said that the motorcyclist had initially crashed head-on with one of the cars, after which the second car was hit. The incident occurred at Triq is-Salina around 7pm close to Telgħa t’Alla u Ommu Hill.
11. Saturday 9th July Triq il-Marfa, Ghadira
The 40-year-old from Mellieħa, Andre Debattista, passed away after he was hit by a Toyota Passo driven by a 22year-old from Fgura at about 6.30am. Debattista, a father of two girls, was walking with his 10-year-old daughter when the accident happened. The girl sustained no injuries though she was suffering from shock.
12. Sunday 10th July Regional Road, Tal Qroqq
A 27-year-old biker, Nick Agius from Paola, died when his Honda motorcycle crashed into a wall in the TalQroqq tunnels. Eyewitnesses had said that the bike ended up several metres away from where the body was found.
13. Tuesday 19th July Regional Road, Kappara
Tara Licari, 17, died after a car being driven by her older brother crashed into a wall on Regional Road, limits of Kappara. An 18-year-old Danish man who was also a passenger in the car was seriously injured in the crash, which happened at around 5am. Police said that it appeared the driver, a 23-year-old Balzan resident, was driving a Toyota Vitz from the direction of St Julian’s towards Sliema when he lost control of the car, crashing into a wall and subsequently another car.
14. Tuesday 16th August Triq ix-Xatt, Sliema
A 26-year-old Libyan man died following a traffic accident in Sliema at the early hours of the morning. Preliminary investigations found that the man was hit by a taxi, which was being driven by a 61-year-old man, residing in Msida.
15. Tuesday 23rd August Marina Street, Msida
An elderly man died after being hit by a BMW driven by a 35-year-old Floriana man at a pelican crossing in Msida.
16. Tuesday 13th September Regional Road, Msida
A 30-year-old Royal Navy sailor died when he was hit by a car in Regional Road, Msida. The police said the man was hit at 1am by a Peugeot 508 driven by a 42year-old of Cospicua in the direction of Santa Venera.
17. Wednesday 21st September - Hal Far Road, Birzebbugia
A biker passed away after he collided with an Opel Tigra driven by a 21-year-old from Birżebbuġa on Ħal Far Road. The driver had originally been taken to the hospital in critical condition but eventually succumbed to his injuries.
18. Thursday 22nd September - Dawret il-Gzejjer, Bugibba
Two foreigners were injured, one critically who later died, in a strange accident that took place at Dawret ilGzejjer, the Buġibba seafront promenade. The foreigner on the bike, aged 40, seemed to have lost control of the bike, a Suzuki, which mounted the pavement and collided with some passersby.
19. Sunday 9th October - Louis Wettinger Street, Mellieha
A 36-year-old man from Balzan died in a motorcycle accident on Louis Wettinger Street in the Ta’ Pennellu area of Mellieħa at 9am.
20. Thursday 13th October Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta
A 77-year-old woman died after she was hit by a Toyota Dyna driven by a 68-year-old man on Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta.
21. Saturday 5th November Hal Far Road, Birzebbugia
A motorcyclist died following a crash with a car in Ħal Far Road, the police said. Police also informed the press that the motorcycle had crashed into the back of a car driven by a 19-year-old from Luqa.
22. Sunday 13th November Coast Road, Salina
A young motorcyclist, Matthew Caruana, died after a traffic accident on the Coast Road after losing control of his bike and crashing into a barrier. The biker was on the road with a number of other motorcyclists, including his father.