Accidents Society & Culture

Divider destroyed in highway accident

A speeding van crashed into a road divider on the highway between the airport island Hulhulé and the capital’s suburb Hulhumalé on Thursday morning.

The van was travelling from Malé when the accident occurred, police said. The plastic dividers were smashed into pieces, one of which went flying and hit a taxi travelling in the opposite direction.

In a separate accident in Malè, a housing ministry car was involved in an accident with a motorcycle on the outer ring road of the capital.

The car collided with the motorcycle when the motorbike switched on to the four-wheeler lane without warning, police said. The 24-year-old woman on the motorbike did have a driver’s license but it was expired.

The front buffer of the car was slightly dented but no other damage was done to the car or the motorcycle.

No one was harmed in either accident.

As part of measures to handle traffic congestion in Ramadan, police announced Wednesday that four-wheeled vehicles would only be allowed to travel one-way on the capital’s main thoroughfare between 8 am and 2 pm during the fasting month.

Since the start of Ramadan on Monday, four wheelers have also been restricted from entering the market area during 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm and traffic police have been patrolling areas identified as traffic hotspots.

According to weekly traffic statistics shared by the police, there were 67 road accidents in Malé during the past week, which caused injuries to 16 people.

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Source URL:  Maldives Independent

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