Former Lt. Governor Dennis Richardson to be sent Abroad for Further Medical Care after Car Accident

Former Lt. Governor Dennis L. Richardson was hospitalized Thursday evening, April 1st as a result of an automobile accident. Richardson is currently in stable condition at the Intensive Care Unit of the Sint Maarten Medical Center. It is expected that Dennis Richardson will be transported off island to a specialized trauma center in the course of the weekend for further medical care. 

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Richardson suffered internal injuries after a freak accident while parking his car at home. The Emergency Medical Services (Ambulance) responded quickly and professionally to transport Dennis Richardson to the Sint Maarten Medical Center on Thursday evening where he was tended to by a team of medical professionals who stabilized him before he was transferred to intensive care.

The Sint Maarten Medical Center has been able to handle the numerous visitors, first and foremost family and friends, of Richardson, who gathered at the medical facility after hearing the news late Thursday evening.

Colleagues of Dennis Richardson from both the private and public sector have been assisting his family during this difficult time, particularly in terms of arranging the medical transport abroad.

Members of the Executive Council and the Island Council have been in contact with Richardson and his family and have expressed their best hope and prayers for his recovery.

Dennis Richardson, who is part of the core team charged with the constitutional process of Sint Maarten becoming a Country, was scheduled to travel as part of a government delegation on Tuesday, April 6th.

As a well known and much respected member of the Sint Maarten community both privately and professionally, the Government Information Service (GIS) will provide periodic updates on his condition.

During the Easter Holiday, the island government of Sint Maarten extends best wishes to Richardson and his family. Thoughts and prayers are with him for a very healthy recovery.