There have been calls for the speed limit to be reduced at one of Malta’s most notorious accident blackspots.
Concerned Facebook users took to social media to demand action after eight people were seriously injured in a crash involving three cars in Mosta.
A five-year-old boy was among those hurt, however police described his injuries as ‘slight’.
The crash victims were taken to Mater Dei Hospital for treatment.
The accident happened on Burmarrad Road on Sunday morning at around 8:25am.
One News reported that two women trapped in a car after the horrific crash had to be cut free by Civil Protection personnel.
Police were forced to close the main road which links Mosta to St Paul’s Bay for four hours while investigations took place, Net News reported.
A Malta Police spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘There was a collision between a Peugeot 306 driven by a 39-year-old man from Dingli and a Toyota Starlet driven by a 26-year-old man from Mosta.
‘Together with the 26-year-old there were three passengers, all from Mosta and aged between 24 and 26 years.
‘Due to the crash between the two vehicles, a Toyota Corolla was also involved in the accident. It was driven by a 24-year-old man who had a 5-year-old boy as a passenger.
‘Later, the 39-year-old man, and all those inside the Toyota Starlet were certified as suffering from grievous injuries.’
He added: ‘The investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing, and at this time we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the crash, or anyone with information that may assist this investigation to contact us.’
The horrific scenes at the notorious accident blackspot sparked a fierce debate on Facebook.
One man said: ‘I say it again and again. We have an ancient road system with 21 century high speed cars. All cars in Malta should be regulated to maximum 30 miles per hour. Otherwise these type of injuries will continue.’
Another added: ‘There is already a speed camera on that killer road. The only solution is to drastically reduce the speed limit on Burmarrad Road to force drivers to slow down and pay attention.’
Another Facebook user said: ‘Someone surely must have been going way over the speed limit. These three cars are totally destroyed by the force of the impact.’