A man was seriously injured when he was hit by a van in Żejtun on Thursday.

The police said the accident happened in Triq tal-Barrani at 6.45am.

The man, who is from Gambia, was hit by a van that by the time the police arrived on site had left the area. However, its 49-year-old Italian driver called at the Żejtun police station to report the accident.

A medical team gave the victim first aid on site before he was transferred to Mater Dei Hospital by ambulance.

The police are investigating. An inquiry is being held.

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