A senior official of the Save the Children Bangladesh has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital after he was hit by a truck in the capital’s Jurain area on Saturday.
Omar Faruque, deputy director (HIV/AIDS), sustained critical injuries to his spinal column, said his wife Shahin Zaman.
He was on the way to his home in old Dhaka on a motorcycle of a ride-hailing service at the time of the incident, police and family members said.
Shahin said it was drizzling at the time and the rider lost control of the motorcycle and fell to the ground. Within moments, a truck hit him in the waist, causing critical injuries.
Omar then called his family members who rushed there and took him to the Square Hospital. After three days of being admitted to the ICU there, he was taken to another hospital.
He is supposed to be taken to the Trauma Centre today for a surgery scheduled on Monday, his wife added.
Police could not seize the truck as the driver sped away after the accident, said Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Shyampur Police Station.