Serious accident on L.B. Scott road involving a scooter | 721 NEWS

Cul de Sac, Sint Maarten — The traffic department of KPSM is presently investigating a serious  traffic accident involving a private vehicle and scooter. The accident took place on Saturday September 14th, about 19.30 on the  L.B Scott road in the vicinity of  Emilio Wilson Park.

According to the report, the male victim  was riding  on a pink/black scooter with number plate MF-53 on the L.B Scott road from the direction of Saunders towards  John cooper/Jose lake sr. Ball park.  While overtaking on the bridge by Emilio Wilson park, the driver of the scooter lost control and  collided head-on with a private vehicle with license-plate P-6544 coming from the opposite direction.

As a result of the collision the rider of the scooter  suffered  broken leg and fractures  bones in his face.  He was treated at the scene by the personnel of the ambulance and transported  to the SMMC for treatment . The rider at the time of the accident was  not wearing a helmet.

KPS Message to all scooter and motorcycle riders

The wearing of a helmet while riding a scooter or motorcycle is required by law.

The wearing of a helmet is to minimize the severity of head injuries if an accident occurs while operating these vehicles.

Because the  rider of this scooter was NOT  wearing a helmet during this accident, he suffered severe head trauma as a result of the impact. Therefore the Police Department is urging every scooter or motorcycle rider and passenger to wear a helmet when operating these vehicles as required by law.

Source: 721 News