PHILIPSBURG:— The Police Traffic Department is presently investigating a”hit and run” accident which took place on Saturday April 28th at approximately 03.05 a.m. on the Welfare road in the vicinity of “Toppers” leaving one male victim very seriously injured.
On the scene the investigating officers found the victim lying in pool of blood in front of ”Toppers” and was clear to see that he suffered severe head trauma. The victim is identified with initials R.L.B. born in Barbados and a resident of Tortola. According the information the victim at the time of the accident was crossing the street and was struck by a private vehicle with French license plate. The driver of the vehicle did not stop and continued driving in the direction of Simpson Bay.
Paramedics treated the victim on the scene and transported him immediately to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further medical attention. The Police Department later learnt that the victim would have to be flown to the U.S. because of his serious medical condition.
As this investigation continues the Police Department is asking those persons that were in the vicinity at the time of the accident and saw what happened to get in contact with traffic department as soon as possible by calling 54-22222 extension 241 or the Emergency Dispatch by dialing 911 . The information you share can help in solving the investigation as soon as possible.
KPSM Press Release
Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/29021-man-seriously-injured-in-hit-and-run-accident.html