Shaheena Hassan, 20, who was severely injured in a fatal motorbike accident on Saturday, died last night while she was being treated a coma at Indira Gandi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).
Hassan Amir, 22, was also injured severely during the accident.
Shaheena was sitting on the back seat of her friend’s motorcycle traveling from east to west near the swimming tracks in Male’. Witnesses said that Amir was riding at high speed with a group of motorbikes travelling in the opposite direction along Boduthakurufaanu Magu, according to witnesses.
As the driver of the motorbike with Shaheena turned left, Amir’s motorbike hit its front wheel, causing Shaheena to fall from the motorcycle. Amir lost control of his motorcycle and and crashed into a taxi parked in front of Hakatha petrol shed.
Amir’s landed under the car, while Shaheena lay in the middle of the road.
Police officers passing by stopped and attended the incident, lifting the left side of the car to extract Amir. Shaheena was taken was taken to hospital in the taxi, while Amir was carried to hospital in a private car.
Earlier, police reported that a sharp object had penetrated her neck and caused internal bleeding in her brain.
Amir’s was in a serious condition, and attempts were being made to take him abroad for further medical treatment.
The person driving the motorcycle with Shaheena was not injured.
The two motorbikes and the number plate of the parked car was damaged during the incident.