A 36-year-old cyclist was grievously injured on Thursday in a traffic accident in Żejtun.

The police said the accident happened in Triq Alfredo Cachia Zammit at 8.30pm.

The cyclist, who is from Żabbar, was hit by a Seat Ibiza that was being driven by a 24-year-old man who lives in Birżebbuġa.

A medical team assisted him on site and he was then taken to Mater Dei Hospital by ambulance.

The police are investigating.

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