Minor driver involved in serious crash in Buena Vista

August 9, 2023  –WILLEMSTAD – A startling incident unfolded yesterday on Welatinaweg in Buena Vista when a minor driver was at the center of a grave accident. While the precise age of the young driver remains unverified, several media reports suggest he falls within the range of 12 to 15 years old. Operating a Mitsubishi Lancer, the minor driver collided with a lamppost before coming to a rest against a garden wall. 

Following the impact, the young driver hastily left the scene on foot, leaving another occupant injured in the aftermath. However, he later returned to the site. The collision had far-reaching consequences, causing significant damage in the vicinity. Not only did the lamppost sustain damage, but also the disruption of electricity cables resulted in a power outage within the neighborhood. Furthermore, a ruptured water pipe led to a widespread leak affecting the entire area. 

In order to extricate the injured passenger, the fire department was compelled to cut open the vehicle. Both the minor driver and the injured passenger were subsequently transported to the Curaçao Medical Center (CMC) by ambulance for immediate medical attention. 

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