Elderly woman dies after being hit by car in Gozo

A woman has died after she was hit by a car in Gozo.

Police said the accident happened in Hamrija Street in Xewkija at 6.30am on Wednesday morning.

The 78-year-old woman was hit by a car driven by a 25-year-old woman, also from Xewkija.

She was rushed to Gozo General Hospital where she passed away minutes later.

Magistrate Joanne Vella Cuschieri has launched an investigation.

A police spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘Our investigation into the accident is ongoing and we’d urge anyone who may have witnessed this, and has not already spoken to officers, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.’

The woman is the 13th person to die on Malta’s roads this year.

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