Minister for Infrastructure Dr Ian Borg said that he ‘didn’t conclude anything’ on what caused the fatal accident last Sunday, which killed two people and left 7 injured, two of which are still in critical condition.
However, the Minister’s comments to questions from Newsbook.com.mt, mark a stark contrast to those made yesterday (Monday) during a business breakfast.
Only hours after this fatal crash, the Minister had said it had nothing to do with on-going road-works. Dr Borg is reported to have said, ‘I want to stress that none of the incidents reported this weekend were linked to on-going roadworks. My appeal is that everyone on the roads must be responsible. We risk not just our own lives, but those of other drivers on the road,’ he said, adding that magisterial inquiries were ‘establishing the facts of the cases.’
Today’s comments, delivered reluctantly (and in Maltese to an English speaking journalist) after an MCAST event, suggest that he now has effectively not concluded that road-works were not involved in them.
Minister Borg described his comments about the case as “prudent”, when Newsbook.com.mt highlighted that the Magisterial Inquiry is still ongoing.
Two dead, two critical, 4 injured
The questions to the Transport Minister follow news of a fatal road traffic accident between cars on Sunday night.
The crash claimed the lives of two women and left an elderly woman and child critical in Mater Dei hospital. There were all generations of the same family.
The 4 passengers and driver in the second vehicle suffered only slight injuries. There were three minors in the car; aged 1, 10 and 11 years old respectively.
“He took the law in his own hands” – Delia
Opposition leader Adrian Delia accused Transport Minister Ian Borg of taking the law in his own hands.
Delia insisted that Borg had firstly said that there is a magisterial inquiry regarding the Mġarr incident, and then that the Ministry for Infrastructure shoulders no responsibility for said accident. Therefore, according to Delia, Borg had arrived to his own conclusions regarding the incident.
The PN leader was speaking at a political activity at the Gzira band club.