A 78-year-old man injured in a road accident in Addu City died Sunday night while undergoing treatment at the Hithadhoo Regional Hospital.
Abdulla Manikufaanu from the Feydhoo island was riding his bicycle around sunset when he was hit by a car on the link road, a family member told Mihaaru.
“He was unable to talk even when being taken to the hospital. He also had difficulty breathing because of broken rib bones,” the family member said.
The driver of the car was treated for minor injuries at the Feydhoo Health Center.
Numerous fatal accidents have occurred on the causeway that connects five islands of the southernmost atoll.
The elderly man’s death was the second this year. A 29-year-old man died last month after his motorcycle collided with a car.