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Another road fatality recorded, driver was not wearing seatbelt

PHILIPSBURG: For the last few weeks, the Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM has registered a sharp increase in the number of accidents resulting in injuries or death.

KPSM’s Traffic Department is conducting an investigation into the eighth road fatality for the year. The incident occurred this early morning, December 3, 2021, on G.A. Arnell Road (Link 1, Phase 2) when the driver of a Suzuki Swift, travelling at what is estimated as very high speed toward to roundabout on A.J.C. Brouwers road, lost control of his vehicle.

He swerved all the way to the left road shoulder, slammed against the hillside rocks flipping the car over. The driver, who was not wearing his seat belt, was thrown from the car and ended up underneath it when it rolldown on him.

He was extricated from under the vehicle by the Fire Department and received first aid from paramedics. However, he subsequently succumbed to his very serious injuries.

KPSM expresses condolences to the family and friends of the deceased F.A.M.A.

Police again warn drivers about their behavior in traffic. Since serious accidents keep happening and because of the severity of the damages caused may and  have  result in the death of persons using the public road. KPSM shared that they have noticed an increase in risky behavior by certain groups of road users, which is causing concern for the safety of the general public. One of the issues is that there are drivers not adhering to the speed limits and driving/riding in such a way that it is obstructing safety and free flow of traffic.

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