Last updated 10.18am.
A 17-year-old girl died in a traffic accident on the Central Link road in Attard early on Sunday.
A Chevrolet Aveo in which she was a passenger is believed to have gone out of control next to the government plant nursery. It spun, badly damaging both its front and rear as it hit a wall and an electricity pole. The accident happened at 3am.
The girl, who is from St Paul's Bay, died on the spot. The St Paul's Bay festa committee said she was Kacey Sciberras, a hard-working member of its youth committee.
Another 17-year-old girl, from Attard, and the driver, a 20-year-old man from St Paul's Bay, were hospitalised. Their condition is serious, the police said. The festa committee said the driver, Luke Debattista, is also a member of its youth committee. He is in intensive care.
A magisterial inquiry is under way.
May has been a terrible month for traffic. On May 6 two men riding a motorcycle died following a collision with a car being driven the wrong way near Mosta. The driver has been accused of involuntary homicide.
A 54-year-old former AFM soldier died last Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle on the Birkirkara bypass.
The government also announced this month that a bureau to investigate road accidents will be set up by December.
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