SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - Personnel of the Traffic Department of the Sint Maarten Police Force KPSM are currently investigating an incident that occurred on Thursday May 11, 2023, at about 02.00 pm involving a collision between a Kymco scooter and a green car on Welfare Road.
Following the accident, the scooter rider swiftly fled the scene, heading towards Union Road at a high speed.
Upon witnessing the incident, nearby police officers immediately initiated an attempt to apprehend the fleeing scooter rider. Despite their efforts, the individual persistently evaded the pursuing officers and continued towards Union Road, posing a potential risk to other road users.
Recognizing the imminent danger posed by the motorcyclist, the patrol made a decision to block the path of the reckless rider using a police car. In an attempt to evade capture, the driver collided with the side of the police car, resulting in him falling to the ground.
Subsequently, the motorcyclist was promptly apprehended by the police and transported to the Phillipsburg police station, where he is currently being held pending further investigation. The KPSM traffic department is investigating this incident.