A pedestrian died after he was hit by a car in Marsa on Saturday evening.

The police said on Sunday that the accident happened at 7pm on the Marsa-Ħamrun Bypass.

The victim,  a 79-year-old resident of Marsa, was hit by a Kia Sorento driven by a 24-year-old man resident in Birzebbuga. He was rushed to hospital in an ambulance but succumbed to his injuries.

The Malta Racing Club in a Facebook post identified him as Pawlu D’Amato, a well-known horse owner, and expressed its condolences to his family. 

Magistrate Ian Farrugia is holding an inquiry.


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