Rohingya refugee on Nauru injured in motorcycle crash

Rohingya refugee on Nauru injured in motorcycle crash

Rohingya refugee on Nauru injured in motorcycle crash

Updated 19 November 2017, 22:45 AEDT

A Rohingya refugee has been injured in a motorcycle collision on Nauru, on the same road where another refugee died in a crash earlier this month.

A refugee injured in a motorcycle crash on Nauru has been vomiting blood, his friend says.

The Refugee Action Coalition said the man was injured in an crash between two motorbikes on Saturday (local time).

The collision happened on the Fly Camp Road, the same road where a refugee was killed in another motorcycle crash on November 2.

The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection confirmed the incident.

A friend of the injured man, who spoke to the ABC on the condition of anonymity, said he had fears for his wellbeing.

He named the crash victim as 28-year-old Abu Bakar, a Rohingya Muslim.

"The doctor said he has blood stuck in his brain," the friend said.

"He was vomiting blood.

"If he opens his mouth he gets pain in his brain, like all over his head."

The department said the refugee is receiving appropriate medical care.

The Government of Nauru has been contacted for comment.