PHILIPSBURG: A dirt bike rider was injured performing stunts on the wet flooded Middle Region Road during the passage of Tropical Storm Fiona on Saturday, September 17, 2022. The woman rider lost control of her bike slamming into a truck approaching from the opposite direction on the road based on the preliminary investigation by KPSM Traffic Department.
The dirt biker was removed from the scene by unknown persons, creating difficulties for the further in-depth investigation by the Traffic Department into what precisely occurred at the scene.
At the scene, the biker complained of pains in her arms and legs. First aid was administrated by ambulance personnel before the woman was transported to Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC).
Police Central Dispatch was alerted about the incident on Middle Region Road close to Margaret Bruce Drive around 3:00pm. Police patrol and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the scene. Later, police discovered that rider had suffered a fractured left wrist, fractured left knee and a fractured hip.
Police continue to warn scooter and motorcycle riders, as well as motorists about their reckless behavior in traffic. Serious accidents and severe damages keep occurring on the road. The bad in-traffic behavior has and can result in serious injuries and death of the rider/motorist, pedestrians and other road users.
KPSM will conduct the controls on scooters and motorcycles as many riders are not respecting or obeying the traffic regulations and their behavior continue to be a nuisance to the community and endangering lives.
Anyone with information about the dangerous rider who was injured on Saturday or any other plaguing the community, contact KPSM on + 1 721 5422222 or emergency number 911.
Aside from the dirt bike incident, police recorded a few other minor incidents during the passage of Fiona. KPSM expresses gratitude to the majority of the community for the good conduct during the storm.The vast majority of the population complied with the advisory from the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten to stay off the roads.
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