PHILIPSBURG:--- Police Central Dispatch received calls about a serious car accident with several persons badly injured on Wednesday, July 21, at approximately 00.10 am.
Police patrols and paramedics found at the scene the wreckage of a white Chevrolet Equinox with license plate M-2804 and a Grey Grand I-10 with license plate R-1700.
The heavily damaged white Equinox had the driver and two other passengers, all of whom were severely injured. The driver was found wedged behind the steering wheel. The victims were removed from the vehicle and rushed to St. Maarten Medical Center.
According to the preliminary investigation, the driver of the white Equinox and the gray Grand I-10 drove on Welfare road in the direction of the Kruithoff Roundabout. However, the driver of the Equinox overtook several cars as the driver of the Grand I-10 was making a left turn into the gas station.
Police were later notified that the driver of the Equinox has passed away and two others victims were still hospitalized following the early morning accident in Cole Bay. The Police Force Sint Maarten KPSM expressed condolence to the family of the deceased.
The Police Traffic Department is busy with a comprehensive investigation into this accident.
The public is reminded that the roadways are very busy during this time of the year. Police urge all motorists to drive with caution as mistakes can result in the unfortunate loss of not only your life but of those around you. Avoid senseless accidents by following the road rules to ensure the safety of all.
Driving Safety Tips
Do not drink and drive
Obey the speed limit
Do not use cell phones when driving
Ensure the vehicle is in a roadworthy condition
Guard against distractions while driving
Ensure all vehicle occupants wear a seat belt
Maintain a safe following distance while driving
KPSM Press Release.