A Pieta’ man who lost control of his pick-up and smashed into a tree on Sunday morning is in hospital with serious injuries, the police said in a statement.

The 26-year-old was driving a Mazda B2500 when he crashed on Triq Dicembru 13 in Marsa at around 8.40am.

Civil Protection Department expertise was required to help get him out of the vehicle, with paramedics then taking him to Mater Dei Hospital by ambulance.

Magistrate Josette Demicoli is leading an inquiry into the case.