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Boy in critical condition after being hit by motorcycle rider

A little boy is in critical condition at St. Maarten Medical Center after he was hit by a motorcycle rider on St. Peters Road on Friday, April 23, around 1:00 p.m.

The preliminary investigation shows that the minor was attempting to cross the road when he was struck by a motorcyclist who was riding at such a high speed that he could not stop in time to avoid the child.

The minor sustained injuries to his head and body from the hit. He was rushed to the St. Maarten Medical Center by ambulance.

The motorcyclist was arrested at the scene and taken to the Philipsburg Police Station where he remains for questioning.

Police has found that the motorcyclist also has an outstanding arrest warrant for a previous unrelated offence.

The Police Force of St. Maarten KPSM continues to warn motorcycle and scooter riders about their reckless behavior in traffic, especially during the school hours.

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