Riders wanted in connection with motorcycle crash

| 10/04/2017 | 84 Comments
Cayman News Service

Bike accident, 9 April 2017

(CNS): Police want to speak with the riders believed to be with a Bodden Town man involved in a serious motorbike smash in East End Sunday, as they piece together what caused the collision that landed the 30-year-old man in hospital. Police and emergency services arrived at the scene on Seaview Road just after 4pm yesterday and found the injured rider lying in the road. He was taken to hospital suffering from serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Police said his motorbike was not at the scene, as it is understood it was taken away by his fellow riders. Mobile video footage taken in the immediate wake of the crash, which was posted on social media, shows at least two other riders with the man as he lay in the road.

Police are concerned that the group may have been “engaging in dangerous driving” and are urging the other riders to come forward and bring the injured man’s bike to any police station.

“This incident highlights the very concerns we have raised before about dangerous riding on public roads, which puts everyone at risk,” said Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne. “This incident will be fully investigated and we are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone with information, including further video clips, is asked to call the Traffic Management Unit at 649-6254. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via the Confidential Tip Line 949-7777, via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online here.

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  1. Whatcha Say says:

    BRAKE CHECK – OOPSIE!




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  2. ThIs WrItInG Is VeRy IrRiTaTiNg says:

    One of these unlicensed motorcycles ran into the back of my truck near the lighted crosswalk in Camana Bay a few weeks ago. He tried to blame me for him hitting me from behind. I told him I wouldn’t be the one arrested for having an unlicensed, uninsured motorcycle on a public road when the police arrived. I guess that scared him because while I was on the phone with 911 the punk picked up the bike and left the scene of the accident. I waited for the police for 20 minutes and when they didn’t show up I went home as there was no damage to my vehicle. To this day no one has contacted me about it and I doubt the police went to Camana Bay security to get footage of the accident. There are plenty of cameras there so I am sure it was captured on at least one of them.




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  3. Shadow says:

    I wonder how many of you upstanding citizens are driving around in your unlicensed, uninsured cars ????




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  4. Parents says:

    I will say it again:
    Hold these persons responsible.
    But do not forget that most of these illegal bikes are being ridden by under age children.

    Hence whiile holding these kids the RCIPS must also investigate the parents of these kids. Charge them as well with something. Hold them responsible for their childrens behaviour.

    Most of these kids keep these illegal/stoken bikes at their parents house. These same parents have a responablity under law to keep their kids from committing these crimes. They know their kids are riding these illegal/stolen bikes.

    Do something.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    Broken back and wheel chair, maybe then they might think. But on the other hand just wasting our time.




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  6. Anonymous says:

    Dam road rage punk’s get a life stop riding like idiots wellies all over the place the day you hit me or me car I’m going to kick your ass on the ground til police come or you go in submission




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  7. Anonymous says:

    Just goes to show what low value they place on their own lives. If they have such low expectations of themselves, how do you expect them to respect others?




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  8. Anonymous says:

    Belligerent street racing and lawlessness clearly is not a noble hobby of fellowship (as evidenced by these “friends” that left their helpless victim to perish in the road), it is an anti-community menace that will end in deaths or prison for many (who seemingly have little to live for). These riders share a contempt for our laws and indulge their selfish and dangerous whims just the same as drug dealers, rapists, wife beaters, armed felons, and turtle and conch poachers. It is exactly the same textbook corrosive mentality. It’s a product of young men raised by single moms/grandparents and abusive estranged deadbeat dads. “The world owes them, and they are coming to collect”. It is a coming-of-age hormonal longing for acceptance and recognition, and it plagues our weak-minded young men, just as it does elsewhere in the world. We need to understand what this social problem is, and how it came to be, before we leap to its defense, or call for decapitations, as one frustrated maniac suggested. More RCIPS community awareness would be helpful (as it is an existent and threatening problem), as would intelligent (higher priority) social spending on support for our many MANY broken homes, and birth control to avoid unwanted pregnancies in the future.




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  9. Anonymous says:

    haha knew it was coming




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  10. Anonymous says:

    It absolutely irks me to see people commenting that government needs to provide a safe place for these boys to ride. Why is that governments responsibility? I’ve heard the boys say on multiple occasions that they brought in bikes and paid their appropriate fees to government to do so, so government needs to provide the land space for them to ride the bikes that they allowed them to bring in. That makes about as much sense as me saying that I brought in a sofa so government needs to provide me with a house to put it in.

    If the “bike life” is such a passion for them and it’s all about “unity” and “guns down, bikes up” then why don’t these young men accept some responsibility and come together, raise funds and purchase private land for them to continue to ride in a safe manner. One that isn’t endangering the lives of innocent people on the road and then maybe the rest of the public would be more supportive of what you’re doing, and we could take your “bike life” serious.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Cause then they could no longer demonstrate how “cool” they are and piss off as many people as possible while riding their bikes. It seems that part of their thrill is to break as many traffic laws at possible……..

      And yep, why would someone bring in a vehicle that they can’t ride anywhere legally on Island……….joke is on them! Morons!




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  11. Anonymous says:

    These “stunt” bikers all suck to be honest. They are all stuck on wheelies, which is what you learn in the first grade of stunt school.

    Seriously learn some new tricks or forget about it, you are boring now!




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  12. Sixth 6th says:

    Well i’ll just leave this here since no one has pointed out the obvious. If your friend or someone you know has suffered a head injury/concussion it’s best to roll them unto their side in the recovery position as tea bagging them repeatedly won’t help the situation at all.




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  13. Anonymous says:

    #Bikelife




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  14. East End Resident says:

    I was almost struck by these bikers while crossing the road. They were travelling at unbelievable speeds through a residential neighbourhood on a Sunday. I’ve been tempted to string a good thick wire across the road when I hear these idiots coming every Sunday. I’d like to decapitate them all and bring us all some peace and quiet. Or maybe a nice big oil spill on the road in front of my house would take care of a lot of them. It’s not like these people are upstanding law-abiding members of our community who would be missed.

    I even supplied more than 20 images to the police by email of the illegal bikes, their riders with full faces shown, and their full names to identify them. In the images I sent, many were doing wheelies down the road. I didn’t even get a reply.
    It’s about time we built another prison, doubled the police force, got tough on crime and criminals and cleaned up this place.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You should send this to Cayman News Service. Name and shame them!




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      • Anonymous says:

        How do you shame those with no pride?

        They have no dignity, no morals. They live their life “one quarter mile at a time”.

        LOL, we only got 24 miles here on grand Cayman; where is there to “ride”?




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        • Jotnar says:

          Name and shame the police contacts who have not done anything in the face of being provided with clear evidence of a violation of the law.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You’d be doing us all a favor. Please run for office.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Time to contact an Ombudsman?




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    • Concerned citizen says:

      I’m feed up too but be need cops that appreciate preventing crime rather than those who have the mentality that is OK to sit down and wait for a call.




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    • Anonymous says:

      8:50am – hopefully you feel the same way about us decapitating you or your children for breaking the speed limit. Do us all a favor remove yourself from this planet




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      • Anonymous says:

        Im honestly sick of people complaining about bikes yeah its dangerous but who really gets hurt? Why dont they dont worry about teaching people HOW TO DRIVE there are so much idiots behind the wheel im not saying these bikers are in the right but who is REALLY suffering the consequences if a rider hits you vs some idiot behind the wheel hitting into your car with theirs




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        • ThIs WrItInG Is VeRy IrRiTaTiNg says:

          I bet your tune would change if one of these idiots on an illegal motorcycle killed your mother or child while they were crossing the street. There is a reason why people need to be licenced and motor vehicles are required to have liability insurance when using public roads.




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          • Anonymous says:

            I just find it a bit annoying that no one complains about the idiots (who be driving just as illegally in a car) who can kill a whole family and also if a motorcycle were to hit my wife/kids/etc theres a MUCH better chance of one of them making it out alive vs getting his by a car people in cars speed on the daily park illegally and crash every day in cayman like previously stated the bikers are not in the right however would you rather be hit by an idiot on a dirt bike or an idiot in a dumptruck im just saying people seem to really be ignoring all the “cagers” who crash every day injuring more people and killing more people. Point is illegal bikes are bad and dumb but what about illegal drivers? Who can kill your whole family in one crash? If people were really upset of the ‘driving” there would a lot more car centered hate but instead motorcycles=satanism in caymam it seems Anyways rant over




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  15. Anonymous says:

    RIP “Ride in pieces”




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  16. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. says:

    I have read every post to this report, and YES it is stupid bikers again, BUT, what gave me cold shivers was to see that lady moving the injured bikers head all over the place as if it was a dead chicken. If he had sustained serious neck damage, that could have crippled him for life, or even killed him! NEVER REMOVE AN INJURED BIKERS HELMET, NEVER MOVE THEM OR THEIR HEAD. JUST DO NOT EVEN TOUCH THEM. THAT IS WHAT PARAMEDICS ARE TRAINED TO DO TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE. TALK TO THEM AND REASSURE THEM, BUT NEVER MOVE THEM. Honestly, that moving of his head could have been fatal. Please Cayman, remember what I have just said. It is a serious matter. Stupid is stupid, but no need to make it worse.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Well, if you surround yourself with stupid people, when something bad happens those are the people that will respond to you first; think about it.

      I totally agree with you, but some people don’t think about the next year or 10 years from now; they only think about today and this Sunday when they will “ride-out” with their crew.

      “Nothing limits intelligence more than ignorance; nothing fosters ignorance more than one’s own opinions; nothing strengthens opinions more than refusing to look at reality.” – Sheri Tepper




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    • Anonymous says:

      Please , move the head…. Spin it around a few times and if by chance it pops off throw it in the bush and move along




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  17. Anon says:

    Police are called because of these riders all the time probably. To rush out to the scene may not be a priority for them anymore given how quickly they know the riders will disperse.




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    • Anonymous says:

      To understand how little the RCIPS cares, the dirt bikers routinely wheelie on the Belford Drive and Bodden Town Bypass – literally, right next to the Bodden Town Police Station.




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      • Anonymous says:

        I have personally seen one of these drive slowly by a police car by BT primary and the police didn’t even bother to flash their lights, just carried on like nothing was wrong.




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    • Concerned citizen says:

      We need cops that can identify the riders and locate the bikes and then take the bikes away.




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  18. Anonymous says:

    First of all, police need to put all this attention to fighting real crime what about drugs and guns out the, wasn’t it the night before a armor truck was robbed and a security officer shot. Secondly, if the government would focus of the young men on this island and provide safe places for them to express their passion and sport then they would not be on the roads, and yes, in other countries even those that are neighbours to us supports bike riding and yes it is considered a sport! That’s what is wrong with Cayman always focusing on the wrong things and that’s why we are drowning. Everyone of you that’s commenting wishing bad on any of these young men that ride to express their passion instead of stealing and selling drugs on the corner, SHAME on you, I pray your kids / grandkids dont dare pick up a hobby and express their passion and someone wishes death on them. Leave these young men alone and try a different approach to the problem by supporting your own kind for once. Nasty caymanian mentally, fight your own down!




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    • Anonymous says:

      So its ok that they nearly ran me off the road with my two young children in the car because they were ‘ expressing their passion ‘ it’s ok that they nearly hit my 86 year old neighbor as she crossed the street leaving her badly shaken because hey , its considered a sport… I don’t wish death on anyone but what I do wish is that these idiots and supporters like you grow the hell up show some small piece of consideration for others before someone other than themselves gets hurt. Are you willing to stand next to a grieving mother and say ‘ well I thought good for them .. They have a hobby ‘
      There are plenty of tracks for dirt bikes in Florida but every Sunday in miami you still see the rideouts that these pricks here are copying .




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    • How dim r u? says:

      Do you really think that because they are out riding around with blatant disregard for their own safety and that of the community we are better off? Also just because they have this outlet for their passion doesn’t mean they are not stealing and selling drugs. I could speculate that there is some overlap.

      TBH I have debated whether I should shake my wheel into them when they wheelie past. I hope they have all signed their organ donor cards.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Why is government always blamed for everything? Private sector and investors are viable funding options to create a safe environment to practice riding, performing stunts etc.

      And FYI, a quick Google search indicates that the UK nor the USA goverments own race track,so why exactly should we as tax payers foot the bill? Its about time we as a society should begin limiting government liability and exposure. If all else fails try crows funding.

      We all want to see the youth on this island and around the world for that matter to succeed, after all they are the future.

      One love




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    • Anonymous says:

      I think is quite common knowledge that leaving small crimes alone will only lead to bigger crimes further down the road as these young guys have no respect for the law.

      Also, we shouldn’t have to choose what law is enforced and which isn’t, the traffic dept. can focus on these guys and all the other road related issues, while investigators look at the robbery. It is not a or b, it is do what police do and do both.




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  19. Anonymous says:

    Where’s the proper gear? A little hard hat helmet wont protect you at all, jeans pants, and short pants wont do jack when you fall off your bike and end up with road-rash.

    I’m guessing these idiots spend more on their bikes than they actually do for proper riding equipment.

    GET BETTER GEAR!




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  20. Anonymous says:

    A guy on a yellow bike was riding like a maniac up and down streets earlier on Sunday in Bodden Town. We don’t report them because what’s the point? Nothing happens. Maybe this is the same guy who went past my house doing wheelies at about 60 mph. I hope so. Booya!! Da wha he get.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Really?!?!? Folks the reckless riding is dangerous and annoying to say the least. But are we seriously going to ‘da wa you get’ people when they get injured. Is that where we have reached as a people, wishing bad on eachother even to this point! And when riders read these type of posts do you think it encourages them to ride in a safer manner. It never ceases to amaze me how many ways we find to divide ourselves. I want our riders to be encouraged to ride safely. And having buried a few myself, I hope that any riders reading this understand that at the end of the day most of us just want to ensufe that our young people are able to enjoy long and healthy lives. I understand why they want to learn to do the tricks that they practice on the roads. I get the exhileration. It’s dangerous and it can take your life away. But what’s just as bad is that you could take someone else’s life away too. Ride safe brothers and sisters.




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      • Anonymous says:

        No one is wishing bad on anyone. this is merely a matter of “If you can’t hear, your @$$ will feel”

        At the end of the day it is more so the riders responsibility to ride safe than the bystanders responsibility to clear a safe path while a rider does as the please.

        What is anyone supposed to do when a bike is coming down the road, swerving through lanes on one wheel at 50+ miles per hour, or riding at night with 0 lighting? (just to name a few scenarios)

        Losing close friends to accidents does suck but if you can show me any one of them who was not riding recklessly in any way and somehow met their unfortunate demise then I will feel sympathetic. Other wise I just see it as them collecting their Darwin awards.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Calling it like it is; not wishing bad on anyone!

        Karma is a bitch, not an insult to those who see it coming!




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      • Anonymous says:

        da wa you get = natural selection. If people act stupid and die, that’s there fault.




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  21. Anonymous says:

    its not necessary to find out where or who has the bike. As someone who was there said, the police didn’t show up for a good while, so why are they so concerned now? The concern should be if the man is okay. What difference does it make or need to be investigated oh so deeply. There are much more important things to be be “investigating” so how about we focus on those things and just pray for the man who was injured. I’m pretty sure it was his own fault why he fell off the bike, and he’s dealing with that now. This coming from someone who does not condone the bikes on the road. But this seems very unnecessary to me.




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    • Anonymous says:

      If you circumvent the traffic law by driving on the road with an unlicensed vehicle, you damn right his backside should be investigated. I do however which the rider a speedy recovery and good bill of health




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  22. junior says:

    these are the same idiots i report every month pulling wheelies up and down red bay . oh well one down few more to go




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    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t waste your time reporting traffic offences, not just motorbikes. I reported to an officer who I didn’t know lived near me, I got the reply, Yeah, I’m sick of them too but I’m not chasing them and get them killed. Not the mention the other stuff I report, waste of time… you see the same vehicles on the road, unlicensed, unroadworthy, lights not working, bald tyres, just to name a few. Police do nothing. I can remember the days when just fog lights could get you pulled over. I used to be very proud of the RCIP, now they just seem useless. Driving on Cayman roads nowadays is like driving in a Third World country.




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      • Whatcha Say says:

        I was told the same thing by two ranking officers at a neighborhood meeting. RCIPS is AFRAID that one of these miscreants will kill themselves running from police! If so, SO WHAT!! They are taking the risk and flagrantly violating the traffic laws, then whatever result they get is their own stupid choice. The “poor grieving parents” are the ones to blame for allowing this nonsense to continue. What ever happened to responsible PARENTING?? Who is buying all these illegal bikes for their “little darlings?”




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  23. Anonymous says:

    Can’t fix stupid!




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  24. Anonymous says:

    The guy on the yellow dirt bike with the distinctive chrome colored ‘pisspot’ helmet can be seen every Sunday and most other days hooning around shamrock road and Georgetown , shedden rd quite often . Having had one of these idiots nearly force me off the road with my kids in the car do I have sympathy for the guy ? What is the local saying .. ‘dat wha ya get ‘ .




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  25. Whatever says:

    The guys on the Blue road bike and the Green and White offroad bike are always up and down on Pedro Castle Rd doing wheelies. Espeacially at night with no lights on.

    They always park in the playfield and stay a while talking to some young girls.

    In fact the weekend before last Sunday afternoon the BT Police, in one of those new ford police cars, were talking to them about being on the road as they were doing wheelies up and down the road as usual.

    The Police are always called and they just show up and talk, afterwards its bussiness as usual for these young boys.




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  26. iyaites says:

    Probably wheeling…thats the only tricks they can do here in Cayman anyways..




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    • Concerned says:

      Yep, one of the bikers with the black jacket and white helmet said “I don’t know how it happened he was only wheeling at about 25 mph” As far as I know he fell off the green bike.




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  27. Anonymous says:

    Multiples of these toads went blowing by my house in east. Boo hoo, poor donkey. Unna hit the road hard eh. Gathere these bikes up and crush m all I se.




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  28. Anonymous says:

    The other riders left him on the road , but took his bike ? Surely , no normal person would do this , over staying with their injured companion to at least insure his safety & rescue .




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  29. Anonymous says:

    Every Sunday the eastern districts are a lawless race track. It’s only a matter of time before an innocent bystander is killed by an out of control motor bike.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Do you see those yellow warning signs that we should watch for bikers! what a joke! That;s what we get for reporting them. I guess if we report armed robbers, nothing will be done except we’ll get signs saying waztch out for robbers.




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  30. Anonymous says:

    How sad and pathetic is this, leave the man for dead but lets post it on social media……….instead of “bike life” how about “career life” “own your own business life” “education life” “be a mentor life” “be a responsible parent life” or “athlete life”.




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  31. Anonymous says:

    Firstly, let me just say that I am NOT a fan of these bikers being up and down on the streets but what really irks me is when the RCIPS love to act like they’re so involved in everything. I was a bystander at this scene on Sunday and NOT ONE POLICE OFFICER showed up until wayyy after. There were 2 firetrucks and some off duty EMTs who were on scene assisting at least a good 45 mins before the ambulance even arrived. RCIPS showed up after everyone was gone including all other emergency responders. What were they expecting to find? A bunch of bikes just parked there waiting?! Ha! The officers up this side sit at their desks all day and don’t even bother to show up when called. Guarantee that every time you pass the EE Station, that cruiser is parked out front.




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  32. Anonymous says:

    at least 2 of the bike in the video are illegal, no plates…………




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  33. Anonymous says:

    I don’t wish bad on no one, but lots of these bikers are asking for it.




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  34. Anonymous says:

    Great friends…take the dirt bike away while your buddy is lying in the road seriously injured…SMH. Leaves the assumption this bike should have not be on a public road in the first place. What is wrong with you guys???? How many have to get hurt or killed…I hope the rider will recover fully understanding no-one needs a Evel Knievel in Cayman.
    This video should help to identify the ppl involved and bring their actions to the court house.




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  35. Soiled Son says:

    The police would like to know what contributed to the crash. Here, let me tell you what contributed to the crash – Idiot riders, riding like complete idiots. No need to piece anything together… It’s all there for you and everyone to see.




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  36. Anonymous says:

    If they don’t turn over the bike or turn themselves in, the rider should get some type of extra charges or he should be forced to hand in his bike.




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  37. Anonymous says:

    What they call this lifestyle again?

    Bike Life?

    Fast lane?

    broke back?

    What?????




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  38. Anonymous says:

    Stop seizing and storing the bikes. Crush them the same day they are seized. That’s what they do in the U.K.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Or send them to the States and auction them.




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    • Anonymous says:

      True indeed, and the motroways cops don’t care how big or small, to the crusher. Way too many people are affected by unlicensed and uninsured drivers and cars. Not to mention the cost to the general public who obey the rules and pay insurance. I guess they’ll wait till serious crimes and death occurs until anything is done.




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