Two seriously injured in traffic accident



PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Police Traffic department is presently investigating a traffic accident involving three vehicles and whereby two persons suffered severe injuries. The accident took place on Sunday November 11th at approximately 10.30 p.m. on Welfare road in the vicinity of Toppers.

According to the report the driver of white van with license plate 1633-AAB was driving on the Welfare road coming from the direction of Billy Folly road. At the same time two other vehicles namely P-2784 and M-5131 were also driving on Welfare road coming from opposite direction.

For still unknown reasons the driver of the 1633-AAB lost control of his vehicle due to the excessive speed he was driving and collided with both oncoming vehicles. As a result of the collision the driver and the passenger of P-2784 suffered severe injuries such as a head concussion, fractures to the neck, chest and arm. No external injuries were visible with the victims driving in M-5131.

The victims were all treated on the scene by paramedics. Only the victims driving in P-2784 were transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment and where they remain admitted in critical condition.

The 1633-AAB was confiscated for further investigation and towed to the Police Head Quarters.