Salvatore Cilia, the elderly man who was hit by a car on 9 July 2012 in Birzebbuga while using the zebra crossing died last Saturday. He was taken to hospital where he was found to be suffering from brain damage. A magisterial inquire is underway to establish what happened.
The driver who hit him was driving very slowly so much so that the elderly man remained on the zebra crossing when the car hit him. The zebra crossing which is in front of the local police station is unlit and it is difficult for drivers to see persons crossing it at night.