UPE Director in critical condition after being run over

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers (UPE) announced that one of its executive members and Director For State Schools, Rita Catania, is currently in critical condition and receiving treatment in the ITU after an accident last week.

The incident happened on Tuesday, 29th September at around 8.00 am, in an indoor parking area in Buzjett Road, Naxxar.

The Director, a 57-year-old from Naxxar was run over by a Toyota Yaris, driven by a 40-year-old woman, whilst on the way to her car. According to the union, she was rushed to hospital and was immediately operated upon. Unfortunately, she suffered significant head and brain injuries and, to date, is still unconscious.  

The incident was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Police, who advised that a magisterial inquiry has been issued, and is being led by Magistrate Nadine Lia.