A 41-year old man was rushed to hospital this afternoon after he was reportedly hit by the luggage door of a coach while he was changing the tyre of a truck in the middle of the road.
The freak accident took place at around 1:30pm in Buqana Road, Rabat. Police have identified the coach driver as a 61-year-old man from Ħal Għaxaq and the victim as a 41-year-old man from Żurrieq.
The Times of Malta quoted eyewitnesses as saying the man had been replacing a rear tyre in the middle of the road when a coach drove past. Its luggage door was open and it struck the man repeatedly in the head.