79-year-old in hospital after being run over

A 79-year-old man is suffering from grievous injuries after being run over by a car in Birkirkara.

The incident happened at 8.15am in Salvu Psaila Road where the vehicle, driven by a 46-year-old, also from Birkirkara, hit the pensioner.

An ambulance was called and took the elderly man to hospital where it was later certified that his injuries were of a grievous nature.

Police investigations are still ongoing.