Pedestrian injured in Addu accident on ventilator

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

The pedestrian who was run over by a truck in an accident in Addu City last week is on a ventilator, according to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).

IGMH’s spokesperson told Sun on Sunday afternoon that the pedestrian, a 40-year-old man, is in serious condition, and is being treated in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

He is breathing with the assistance of a ventilator, said the spokesperson.

The hospital declined to disclose any more information.

The accident took place in Hithadhoo at approximately 06:10 pm on Wednesday, September 7.

The victim was initially treated at the Addu Equatorial Hospital before he was transferred to IGMH 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.