Driver stabbed in GT road rage smash

| 16/06/2015 | 42 Comments
Cayman News Service

Road rage incident 16 June 2015

(CNS) Updated: One man is currently undergoing surgery and a second has been arrested for attempted murder following a violent road rage incident in the heart of Cayman’s capital this morning. Police have confirmed that at about 11:45am Tuesday an altercation between the two drivers took place on Fort Street.  A 31-year-old man from West Bay received life threatening wounds to his neck and was taken to hospital by police officers who were in the area at the time and a 38-year-old man from George Town has been arrested.

It is understood that the two men were involved in a car chase that ended in a collision on Ford Street close to the Mary Street junction by Butterfield House. The two men then began fighting in the street and one was stabbed. Police officers nearby intervened and were able to get the injured man to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town and take the second man into custody in what may be a gang-related incident.

The police closed the junction of Mary Street and parts of Fort Street where the incident, which was witnessed by a number of residents and visitors, took place.

The stabbing comes after a weekend of violence in George Town, in which a man was stabbed in the neck during an altercation that took place in Prospect Saturday and three people were shot and injured when a gunman opened fire into a crowd at an after-hours session in the industrial area of George Town in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Anyone who may have witnessed today’s incident or who may have information that could assist the investigation is asked to call the George Town CID at 949-4222 or call Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 (TIPS) to remain anonymous.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I did not read that as it had too many words for me but i think that people should really do something about crime in cayman and that people should stop thinking they are JAMAICANS i know its quite likely and i accept that but most of the time its not

  2. Anonymous says:

    Stop wasting time on minor stuff like this. How is the Government’s ban on advertising in the Compass coming along?

  3. Truthsayer says:

    Who is not doing their job? Would you believe……. CIG!

  4. Wix says:

    The effect of legalized abortion on crime (sometimes referred to as the Donohue-Levitt hypothesis) is the theory that legal abortion reduces crime. Proponents of the theory generally argue that children who are unwanted or whose parents cannot care for them well are more likely to become criminals and that an inverse correlation is observed between the availability of abortion and subsequent crime. Moreover, children born under these conditions are usually economically disadvantaged. In particular, it is argued that the legalization of abortion in the United States, largely due to the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, has reduced crime in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Opponents generally reject these statistics, and argue that abortion has negative effects on society or decrease in crime is brought about in other ways.

    Steven Levitt of the University of Chicago and John Donohue of Yale University revived discussion of this claim with their 2001 paper “The Impact of Legalized Abortion on Crime”. Donohue and Levitt point to the fact that males aged 18 to 24 are most likely to commit crimes. Data indicates that crime in the United States started to decline in 1992. Donohue and Levitt suggest that the absence of unwanted children, following legalization in 1973, led to a reduction in crime 18 years later, starting in 1992 and dropping sharply in 1995. These would have been the peak crime-committing years of the unborn children.

    The authors argue that states that had abortion legalized earlier should have the earliest reductions in crime. Donohue and Levitt’s study indicates that this indeed has happened: Alaska, California, Hawaii, New York, Oregon and Washington experienced steeper drops in crime, and had legalized abortion before Roe v. Wade. Further, states with a high abortion rate have experienced a greater reduction in crime, when corrected for factors like average income.[4] Finally, studies in Canada and Australia claim to have established a correlation between legalized abortion and overall crime reduction.[4]

    Bit of socail enginering and food for thought. Or we could keep trying this church thing that does seem to be working so well.

    • Anonymous says:

      The only problem is they also noted the effect takes about 20 years to happen (go figure, right?). Of course, the longer we wait to start legislating, the longer to wait for the effect.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Jah Jah city, Jah Jah Town, dey wan di tun it in a cowbwoy town.

  6. Thor says:

    I would suggest let all convicted murderers build the ironwood development road by pick and shovel. Let them earn their keep in northward and give the tax payers a break!

    • Anonymous says:

      Or at the very least, have them chained together, picking up litter along the side of the road. It’s a disgrace that we taxpayers are forking out 75k per year, and they sit up there, and do nothing, when the roads that we drive are cluttered with rubbish. Or is it “human rights” that stops this???

  7. Judean People's Front says:

    Welcome to the Cayman Islands …. Er… Back to the ship?

    • SSM345 says:

      Tourist No.1 got back to the ship and couldn’t contain his excitement with playing with stingrays. Tourist No. 2 fulfilled a life long dream by visiting the Botanic Park to see the Blue Iguana. Tourist No. 3 witnesses an attempted murder. Awesome experience Cayman.

  8. Anonymous says:

    From West Bay? Really?

  9. Anonymous says:

    road rage? is that what they call this?

  10. Thanks, says:

    This incident has nothing to do with road rage and everything to do with that happened in court today.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I hope both cars were licensed and insured, otherwise David Legge will have another editorial.

    • Anonymous says:

      nope…. NOT licensed for sure and… probably not insured either. Maybe could have been prevented by stopping a car chase before it ended like this.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Road rage???? I think not.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Our country has officially gone crazy.

    • Anonymous says:

      What do you expect? Especially when it’s run by a bunch of Bobo the Clowns?

    • Anonymous says:

      When the police chief is summonsed to finance committee over $300 to further a vanity witch hunt against the free press what do you expect?

      • Anonymous says:

        Still better than having them go abroad to solve crimes!!! They need to be here solving our crimes!!! That’s what we pay them for, isn’t it??? Stay home and do what they are paid to do!!!!!!! Call them to the Finance Committee, yes. We need to know where ‘our’ money is going. Let Legge rot in hell….who cares?

  14. Anonymous says:

    11:45am…

    It’s a bit early in the morning for kung fu isn’t it Jim?

  15. Anonymous says:

    Just another incident where having patrolling cops looking out for crazy drivers would be appropriate. I know they can’t be everywhere, but at least they could try to be somewhere helpful!

    On another note… was the RCIPS around to hear the music from the after-hours session to stop in and check out what was happening. I never see the police interacting in the community, that would require getting out of their air conditioned car.

    • Anonymous says:

      If you read the article the police were there: ” A 31-year-old man from West Bay received life threatening wounds to his neck and was taken to hospital by police officers who were in the area at the time and a 38-year-old man from George Town has been arrested.” Their presents might have saved the mans life. Why do you always find a way to dump on the cops. This is a case where they should be praised. Lets give criticism when it is due and praise when it is due.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Violent crime continues to rise with few convictions and with little outrage from the Premier, government or public. Yet the Island goes insane because of a (well-founded) article in the paper about corruption in Cayman? Something is very wrong with the way this Island prioritizes its issues.

    • Anonymous says:

      To be fair the shooting and two stabbings are likely related incidents, they aren’t just random acts of violence that happen to occur. These recent events follow a well worn path, some inferred dis, a shooting and retaliation (by knife or gun), they do not support Peg’s badly worded critique of Cayman. The lack of convictions stems from those involved, ie the victims, knowing their attackers and not being willing to name them, instead family or friends taklng up the role and exacting revenge. Not something I am advocating, just stating what is.

      • Pogo says:

        You are right. We shouldn’t confuse tolerance for violent crime with tolerance for corruption and white collar crime, should we? I mean, the similarities – people know its going on but turn a blind eye, the consequent breakdown in society when rules are not enforced and are known to be evaded, the impact on our economy – are simply coincidences, not symptoms of a society where other than bitching about things nothing substantive happens because our politicians (who we of course elect) do absolutely nothing.

  17. I. M. Ported says:

    Remember when “kiss mi neck” was commonly used to end a heated interaction? These days we have moved to “stab ya neck”.

  18. Kmangonemad says:

    Is everyone in this country armed and dangerous? What is wrong with these people?

    Mandatory 25 years for any aggravated assault involving the use of a weapon.

    Let’s lock up the vicious until they are too old to cause trouble.

    • Anon says:

      This is not really road rage incident, they just happened to be in cars and on the road – article clearly says they were in a car chase and immediately broke into a fight. All humans have vicious tendencies in them, you snap, you are provoked, you are drunk – whatever it is any one of us is capable of doing things they wouldn’t normally do….Let’s be honest here, locking them up for the next 25 years at 1.75 MILLION (It’s 70,000 KYD per year per inmate) would be a crying shame!

      • Anonymous says:

        If it’s 75k there is something wrong.put them to work in the pwd . There’s no sutch thing as a free lunch!! Who is not doing their job?

      • Anonymous says:

        I would want anyone that stabs anyone in the neck to be locked up for a long long time.

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