A 21-year-old man died and a young woman is battling for her life following a car crash in Luqa early on Saturday morning.

The victim, Ismael Grima, was driving a BMW car towards Paola on Triq il-Kunsill tal-Ewropa when he smashed into a wall at around 1.30am.

The crash victim, Ismael Grima. Photo: FacebookThe crash victim, Ismael Grima. Photo: Facebook

According to eyewitnesses, both Grima and his passenger, who is 19 and from Qormi, were flung out of the car upon impact, landing in a nearby field.

Police, a medical team and rescuers from the Civil Protection Department were called to the scene to assist with the rescue. 

Grima was certified dead on-site. The woman was rushed to Mater Dei Hospital by ambulance, where doctors certified her as being seriously injured.


A police investigation is under way and magistrate Ian Farrugia is leading an inquiry into the crash.

Rubble from the smashed wall. Photo: Malta PoliceRubble from the smashed wall. Photo: Malta Police

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