The taxi driver who tragically lost his life in an early morning collision was driving over the speed limit and was not wearing a seatbelt.
The Times of Malta of Sunday quoted sources close to the investigation as saying that the vehicle was being driven above 100 km/h when it collided with another car.
Christen Cachia was driving a Peugeot 207, while a 59-year-old man from Żejtun was driving a Peugeot Expert Traveller which was carrying four Scottish tourists between the ages of 18 and 24.
Sources are quoted as saying that while wet conditions may have contributed to the accident, it appears that the car accelerated after passing a speed camera.
The report also describes how paramedic’s worked hard to save the former Army man’s life by giving him CPR for over an hour before he was declared dead at the hospital.
An outpouring a grief has following Cachia’s death, who was a popular member within the Hal Safi community.