Dangerous accident in Male' city leaves 1 seriously injured

An accident that occurred in Male' city on December 30, 2019. Around 2,287 accidents had been reported to the Police in 2019, including 121 in December. (Sun Photo/Muzayyin Nazim)

A dangerous accident that occurred in Male’ city last night has left one person with serious injuries.

The accident which occurred around 1:25 last night involved a motorcycle and a car. The road was partially closed for construction work near Oxygen restaurant and PPM head office by a crane when the accident occurred.

The driver of the motorcycle, who suffered serious injuries was unconscious according to eyewitnesses who put him into a car to be taken to the hospital. They also stated that the man was bleeding from the neck and head.

The car was traveling from the Bridgeview point towards the artificial beach while the motorcycle was traveling in the opposite direction. Witnesses stated that the accident occurred when the motorcycle tried to squeeze past the narrow space left between the car and the side of the road.

The car was driving to circumvent the crane that was carrying out the construction work, which meant that there wasn’t much space left on the road for the motorcycle to drive by.

Witnesses stated that the accident happened due to the motorcycle striking the right-side mirror of the car as the driver was trying to slip by. The collision hurled the driver of the motorcycle some 80-feet away from the car. Journalists of “Sun” who visited the area also witnessed the motorcycle near the Raalhugandu area of the beach, which was around 80-feet away from the car involved in the accident.

There was some blood on the scene. The motorcycle had scrape marks from the collision while the car had scratches and a shattered right-side mirror.

Around 2,287 accidents had been reported to the Police so far in 2019, including 121 in December. As the year comes to an end, this is still a reduction from 3,272 cases reported to the Police in 2018.