SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Around 8:00 a.m., on September 23, 2021, Police Central Dispatch received a call about a traffic accident at the intersection of Gladiola Road and Carnation Road.
Preliminary findings are that the driver of the blue i10 was not able to regulate his speed and rear-ended a purple Toyota Corolla in front of him.
Due to the impact, a child who was seated in the rear of the vehicle sustained some minor injuries. The child was treated by the ambulance personnel.
It later emerged that the driver of the i10 was not in possession of a driver's licence. He was issued a fine and the car was impounded for further investigation.
The St. Maarten Police Force reminds drivers to have the necessary documents while driving on public roads. Furthermore a plea to parents of under age children to wear their seat belt in the car or remain seated in the car seat while driving. (KPSM)