CUL DE SAC – The traffic department of KPSM (Sint Maarten Police Force) is presently investigating a serious traffic accident involving a private vehicle and scooter, police announced on Monday evening. 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 a broken leg and fractured bones in his face. He was treated at the scene by the personnel of the ambulance and transported to the SMMC Medical Center for treatment. The rider at the time of the accident was not wearing a helmet.
Message to all scooter and motorcycle riders
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. (Sint Maarten Police Force)