Seven hurt as car ploughs into group waiting to buy veg
Up to seven people, including two infants, were hurt this evening when a car ploughed into a group near a vegetable vendor's van in Hal Far this evening.
The incident happened at about 6.45.
The car, a Peugeot 205, was being driven by an Ethiopian man resident at Hal Far open centre, close to where the incident happened.
Among the injured was the vegetable vendor and another Maltese man as well as a pregnant 27 year old Somali woman, a Somali man resident in Hamrun and a 32 year old Nigerian woman.
The driver was arrested and is being tested for alcohol.
The police are investigating. The nature of the injuries is still being assessed.
Several police cars and ambulances were on the scene and the road was closed for initial investigations.