PHILIPSBURG – On Friday June 7th at approximately 05.15 p.m. the Central Emergency Dispatch received a call concerning a serious accident in one of the alleys next to Oasis Restaurant on the A. Th. Illidge road involving an auto mechanic.
On the scene the investigating officers encountered the body of a man identified with initials V.A.D.H. (34) born in the Dominican Republic and who is a self-employed auto mechanic lying on the ground under a vehicle.
The victim was not showing any signs of life and based on the situation it seemed that the vehicle possibly fell on the victim while he was working on it. Paramedics who arrived on the scene administered first aid without any success.
Shortly after Dr. Mercuur arrived on the scene and pronounced the death of the victim. The incident will be investigated to determine the exact cause of this accident. (Sint Maarten Police Force)