Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle | THE DAILY HERALD

PHILIPSBURG–A pedestrian crossing Welfare Road in Cole Bay, near Tropicana Casino, around 7:00pm Sunday was hit by a vehicle. The man was fatally injured.

A few hours later, the police spokesperson announced that the victim had died at St. Maarten Medical Center.

The cause of the accident has not been disclosed. The St. Maarten Police Force KPSM communications department said the Traffic Department was still investigating the scene and that no further details were available.

It is not known whether the victim was a tourist or a local resident of St. Maarten

Source: The Daily Herald


  1. Some have asked me if the government on our island is organizing a campaign to scare tourists.
    * High risk of getting robbed (and killed),
    * high risk of getting attached by a car (and killed),
    * high risk of getting some oriental virus (and die),
    * high risk of dying in the not so good hospital,
    * high risk of food poisoning (and die),
    * etc.

  2. The numbers of accidents per km signals that on St. Maarten drivers are among the worst in the whole world.
    It would be better to educate ALL drivers again, and use the method of first-strike-out, meaning that one accident leads to loss of the driving license.