The driver of a motorcycle involved in a fatal crash in Male’ City last May has been remanded in custody of the police for 10 days.
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 – identified as a 26-year-old Maldivian male - fled the scene. He was arrested on May 31.
A police spokesperson said the man was presented before the Criminal Court for his remand hearing on Tuesday. He denied the allegation, stating that the victim was a friend, and that he did not flee the scene.
The court ordered him to the custody of the police for 10 days, citing risk of flight and danger to the community.