Posted by


Philipsburg, April 26th 2018

From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON


Medical student dies in traffic accident

On Thursday April 26th at approximately 07.00 the Police Traffic Department and paramedics were sent to Rhine road in Cupe a Coy to investigate a traffic accident involving a scooter rider who was seriously injured. On the scene the investigating officers encountered the male victim of American nationality and identified with initials J.V.H.P. and who is a medical student at the American University of the Caribbean (A.U.C.) lying on the ground. He was treated on the scene by paramedics and then transported in very serious condition to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further medical treatment.

The investigating traffic officer concluded that the victim was travelling at too a high speed when he rode over a “traffic bump” at which point he lost control of his scooter and collided with a concrete wall. At approximately 08.50 p.m. the police department received the news that the victim had died at the medical center of the injuries he sustained.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.