PHILIPSBURG:--- An eight-year-old girl is in hospital with severe injuries, including a damaged kidney, after she walked onto A.Th. Illidge Road while absorbed in her digital tablet on Saturday, May 21, around 8:55 pm. Police are still investigating this serious incident.
According to the preliminary police investigation, the child crossed onto the road without paying attention as the driver of a Hyundai i10 was driving by. The impact left the pedestrian with a damaged kidney, and head, and arm injuries.
Notified via Police Central Dispatch of the incident, several police patrols and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the scene. The child received first aid at the scene and was quickly transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Centre (SMMC). She underwent immediate surgery and was stabilized by the doctor and other medical personnel. She remains there for further treatment and observation.
KPSM Press Release.