A 59-year-old woman who lives in Xewkija is in a critical condition following a traffic accident in Xewkija.

The police said the accident happened in Triq Santa Katerina at 4am.

The woman lost control of the Nissan Almera she was driving and crashed into a wall.

She was taken to Gozo General Hospital by accident and later transferred to Mater Dei by helicopter.

An inquiry is being held.