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Tourist seriously injured in Gozo quad bike crash

A tourist has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries following a road accident in Gozo.

Police said they were called to the crash scene in Ghajnsielem on Monday afternoon.

The accident happened at around 3pm in Borg Gharib Street, the main road between Xewkija and Qala.

A police spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘Preliminary investigations showed that a 44-year-old French woman lost control of a quad bike she was driving and crashed into a boundary wall.

‘An ambulance was called to take the victim to Gozo General Hospital for further treatment.

‘She was later certified as suffering from grievous injuries.’

Quad biking is popular in Gozo with a number of holiday companies offering tours around the island, visiting spots including Dwejra, Xlendi, Mgarr ix Xini, Gharb and Qala.

An investigation into what happened is underway.