Racing motorcycle accident: One in custody

A police line bars access to a scene of a crime in Hulhumale'. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

Police, on Tuesday, stated one arrest has been made over the accident on Friday that saw an elderly man sustain critical injuries after getting hit by a racing motorcycle as he walked home from the mosque after performing the Tarawih prayer.

A Police Spokesperson told Sun that a 27-year-old Maldivian man was arrested on the same night in connection to the accident, without providing any further details.

The 67-year-old was hit by the motorcycle outside his home at around 08:00 pm on Friday, as he returned from the Masjid Rasheed, a three-story mosque located near his home.

The man’s son, Mohamed Saif wrote on Facebook on Monday that his father sustained critical injuries in the accident. He has a five-inch wound in his head and is suffering an intracranial hemorrhage.

He is currently being treated in the intensive care unit of the ADK Hospital in Male’ City.

Saif expressed concern over reckless driving, writing that while the person driving the motorcycle might not have deliberately hit his father, driving recklessly is a conscious choice.