Pedestrian run over by truck in Addu; in critical condition

Pedestrian run over by a truck in Hithadhoo, Addu City, is transported to the hospital on September 7, 2022. (Photo/Thoha Yaseen)

A male pedestrian was run over by a truck in an accident in Addu’s Hithadhoo district on Wednesday, leaving him with critical injuries.

The accident took place at approximately 06:10 pm.

Addu Equatorial Hospital confirms he is being treated at the hospital’s ICU.

Arrangements are being made to transfer him to a hospital in Male’ City.

The accident was caught on CCTV. The footage shows a male pedestrian walking on the side of the road, and a truck hitting him from behind and running him over.

A local from Hithadhoo who spoke to Sun said the man sustained critical injuries to his face, head, and other parts of his body, including his lungs.

“He suffered extensive damage to his internal organs. They are working on transferring him to Male’,” said the local.

The accident is under investigation by the police.