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SXM Police And Emergency Personnel Respond Quickly To Accident Scene When Car Hits Motorcycle in Philipsburg


PHILIPSBURG — A motorcyclist was injured when a subcompact car slammed into it on a popular Sint Maarten highway last night, according to authorities.

The Sint Maarten Police Force said that the accident took place at 9:40 p.m. Sunday on the N9 Highway.

The motorcyclist was immediately transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, police said.

After the accident, police were forced to route traffic through one lane near the accident site.

A wrecking company took each vehicle away from the accident scene once police had finished their investigation into the accident.

Philipsburg is about 111 miles east of Christiansted.

SLEEK, SPEEDY AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSE TO THE SXM AX: The Sint Maarten Police Force and emergency personnel show the region how it can be done if everyone responding to the scene is fully-trained in what to do in life-threatening situations.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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