Police Officer’s Condition Takes A Turn For The Better After Luqa Hit-And-Run

Simon Schembri has reportedly started communicating with his family

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The police officer who was grievously injured when he was run over by a teenager in Luqa yesterday has reportedly been put off life support and has started communicating with his family. 

Among his several injuries, Simon Schembri suffered a collapsed lung and had his right arm amputated from the elbow down. Eyewitnesses described the gruesome first sight of the victim to TVM, where it was said his right arm's flesh had been "entirely eaten away”. 

Reported injuries also include a broken pelvis and ribs as well as severe road burns all along his face and abdomen, and multiple fractures across his body.

Although he is still in intensive care at Mater Dei, several media outlets are now reporting that his condition has stabilised in recent hours. 

The youth behind the wheel of the car, 17-year-old Liam Debono, was prosecuted this morning, and is facing several charges - including attempted murder. He has pleaded not guilty but has been denied bail.

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