An escooter rider was grievously injured on Tuesday evening after being hit by a car while crossing Triq Dawret San Pawl.

The police said the 24-year-old Spanish national, who lives in St Paul's Bay, was hit by a Hyundai Getz driven by a 35-year-old from Żabbar.

The accident happened at 7pm.

The younger man was rushed to Mater Dei Hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing. 

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