Police identify motorcyclist who fled after fatal accident

A police officer stops and questions a motorcyclist during curfew hours in Male' City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Police have identified the driver of a motorcycle involved in a fatal accident in Male’ City earlier this week.

The accident took place when a motorcycle crashed into a hand cart parked on the side of Huvafenee Goalhi at approximately 10:00 pm on Wednesday, May 26.

The person on the backseat of the motorcycle – a 21-year-old Maldivian male – sustained critical injuries in the crash and died shortly after he was taken to ADK Hospital.

The driver fled the scene.

Police said on Saturday that they have identified the driver, and are taking appropriate action in response to the case.