A 29-year-old woman from St Julian's was lucky to have only suffered slight injuries in a head-on crash in the Coast Road this morning at 10.30am.

For her car was extensively damaged and Civil Protection Department personnel had to cut through the wreckage to get her out of it.

The woman was driving a Toyota Vitz which collided with a Peugeot 308 that was being driven by a Canadian man, who was accompanied by a Canadian woman. They were also taken to hospital but were released after they were certified not to have suffered any injuries.

In a statement, Transport Malta appealed to drivers to observe traffic signs in the road, which is currently being rebuilt.

"Once again, let us remind drivers that the speed limit on this road is 40 Km/h, that the road is two-way in various sections and no overtaking is allowed in any section of the road.

Transport Malta said it was increasing the road’s safety by erecting signs and other measures and it is important they are observed.

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