Three traffic accidents during early morning hours

POSTED: 10/15/14 7:29 PM

St. Maarten —Three traffic accidents occurred during the early morning hours on Saturday for which police had to be called to the scene. The first accident took place around 03:30 am on the Airport Road in the vicinity of Arrindell Aviation where a silver Suzuki Grand Vitara P-9541 collided with a Mitsubishi Eclipse P-2015.

After the collision for unknown reasons the Suzuki Vitara travelled on three wheels for more or less 215 meters before it came to a full stop and almost reached the round about at Maho Reef. The accident left both vehicles unable to drive.

The second accident took place at approximately five am on Link One, this time involving a silver Nissan Almera M-2501 with six persons inside. The driver is said in a police report to have lost control while driving at high speed and collided with the guardrail on the left side of the road after which the car spun out and hit the guardrail a second time.

Two passengers were injured. A male passenger received stitches to his left temple and a female passenger received cuts to her inner mouth. The vehicle was heavily damaged as were the guardrail and a light post.

The third traffic accident took place around 08:05 am on the Union Road at the entrance to Port de Plaisance.  The driver of a silver Ford Fiesta BP 064 NG lost control of his vehicle while travelling on the Union Road at the entrance to Port de Plaisance and collided into a light pole after which the car came to a stop on the grass on the side of the road. The driver fled the scene leaving the vehicle behind. All vehicles were towed away for further investigation at the expense of the owners.

 

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