46-Year old pedestrian dies on the spot. Driver in police custody

46-Year old pedestrian dies on the spot. Driver in police custody

BISHOP HILL - On Saturday February 28th at approximately 06.00 a.m. several police patrols, police traffic department and paramedics were sent to Bishop hill road for a serious traffic accident involving a pedestrian who was not showing any signs of life.

On the scene the investigating officers encountered the accident scene that had a lot of material damage. They officers also located the lifeless body of a male victim with initials D.C. (46) under the rear wheel of a backhoe which was parked on the property where the accident took occurred.

The victim had also suffered severe trauma to his head and body. The paramedics were on scene but could however not save the victim. A preliminary investigation by the police traffic shows that the driver of a grey colored Nissan X-trail with license plate P-5324 was driving at very high speed on the Bishop Hill road coming from the round a-bout in Dutch Quarter.

For unknown reasons this vehicle came off the road and impacted a white Hyundai Elantra with license plate P-9917 which was parked on the side of the road.

At the same time the victim who was walking towards the apartment building he lives at, was also struck and ended up impacting a backhoe parked on the property of the apartment building resulting in severe head and body trauma.

Dr. Mercuur came to the scene and pronounced the death of the victim. The driver of the grey Nissan X-trail has been arrested for further investigation. (Police Force Sint Maarten)

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