Child in EE crash leaves hospital

| 05/05/2017 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The 11-year-old boy who was sitting in the trunk of a black Honda Accord when it smashed head-on with another car in East End on Tuesday night has been released from the hospital, police have confirmed. The remaining survivor from the crash that killed four people remains at the George Town hospital in a stable condition. The RCIPS has still not identified any of the victims but according to reports in the UK press, the three elderly visitors killed on impact came from Surrey, in the South of England.  

Ian Mansell (72) was driving the Kia Rio when the car was hit. His wife Pamela Mansell (74) and her sister Marlene Wright (69), who were passengers, also died in the collision along with the Jamaican driver of the Honda, Shanroy Delapena (24).

The British family, who were said to be frequent visitors to the island, were staying at the Morritts in East End and had arrived just a few days before they were involved in the horrific crash.

Yesterday, the RCIPS said they had begun an investigation after vandals damaged the car owned by the police officer who had spotted the speeding Honda and was first on scene at the terrible collision. The car was vandalised outside the officer’s home.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm… That 11 yo if he is family to the 4, that met their unfortunate end may be sitting pretty, providing he can cope with the loss and overcome the trauma. He may inherit lots of money via insurance. We know how white people do. (Not racist just a matter of fact) They have insurance and he set to get paid. Again this is tragic and I am not making light of their deaths but lesson can be learned here. Get your affairs in order. Have an insurance policy ( Though i Hate insurance companies) I digress.. have a will and lay out who will get what so that there won’t be a dispute and so that the money goes to benefit your family, not the government and lawyers etc.

  2. Anonymous says:

    First of all – he broke the road rules, by having people sitting in the trunk of a vehicle. So for that reason alone, the police would have the right to go after him.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Am glad this young boy is ok but sorry for the poor tourist, But I surly hope that the 26 year old is deported from here if he’s on a work permit.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Give Arden another twenty years so he can solve all East Ends problems.

  5. Ryan says:

    What’s wrong with our prayers? Here’s what’s wrong… what we often call prayer isn’t prayer at all.
    Let me explain it this way…

    I do not pray to be healthy; I pray for wisdom to make healthy choices.
    I do not pray for healing; I pray for strength to endure the suffering that comes to me.
    I do not pray for success… for work… for finances… for abundance; I give thanks instead, that I can dream and make plans and take risks and pursue my dreams. Then, I rejoice for all I do have, however great or small, none of which I may deserve anyway, but all of which is a gift from the Unseen hand.

    I do not pray for long life either; I pray instead that I may live into the life I have. And, all I have is this moment… even as I write, I cry now… but not with sadness but joy for I am alive. I am living. How could I not be glad? How could I not rejoice? For now, that is… this moment… for this is eternity in an hour, is it not?

    I think we’ve got this thing called prayer all wrong.

    Why would I pray to be healthy when I innately know whether I’m taking care of myself or not… whether I am resting properly, or eating healthy, or exercising regularly?

    I know what I’m doing. Or, better, what I may not be doing. Why would I degrade prayer by praying about such things I know the answer to already?

    Why would I pray, for example, to be healed of sickness or cancer or some other disastrous and unexpected illness that attacks me out of the blue? What makes me special that I should not be subject to becoming ill or growing old or getting sick?

    Does it irritate you, as it does me, when people send out the call for “prayer warriors” when someone has fallen ill? They sound an alarm, a kind of call to arms as it were, asking for as many people to pray as possible — as if, by getting more prayers they have a greater chance at being heard or getting healed. As if, by having many people praying, their army is consequently bigger than whatever may be resisting the answer they seek?

    What nonsense! What a prostitution of prayer, too! To think, God only gets turned on to my needs, and so responds, when I get enough people praying for help. It’s absurdity and it has nothing to do with spirituality or real prayer.

    I must, if I wish to move beyond merely calling myself a “believer,” I must stop this childish way of thinking and believing that the more prayers I can get to “go up to God” the better my chances of averting disaster, either for myself or those for whom I am praying.

    That’s the stuff the charlatan preachers on television promote and to everyone’s peril.

    But it ain’t so! And, it’s time you know.

    Every day, millions of people suffer and die all over this planet, some from starvation, others from violence and bloodshed, still others from disease, aging, and a host of other natural causes.

    How many of them, do you suppose, call out in prayer to be spared? And yet, they are not. So, why would I, or you, believe that, when we call out to God… when we plead, beg, offer incense, or amass an army of prayer warriors, that we are going to persuade the gods to look more favorably on our condition, or that of the ones we love? What makes any of us think our incessant begging is going to overcome the odds — whatever their cause?

    Is it an attack from Satan we are experiencing? That’s what the Kenneth Copeland’s on television and the Benny Hinn’s of this world will tell you. Satan is often the scapegoat for those who don’t want to attribute suffering and illness to God. “No,” they say, “God wants you healed… it’s the Devil who’s trying to kill you!”


    Well, if you call aging and sickness the attack of the Devil, so be it. But the day will come when we’ll all finally grow up and realize the Devil can be blamed for many things, but the fact remains, we are going to get sick, age, and eventually die, with or without any help from Satan.

    Think. Think. Think about this.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am really am embarrassed to say that I am a Citizen of the Cayman Islands. I have been here for more than 30 years. But to see the crimes being committed and the comments from fellow citizens this Country is now nothing but a “joke”!!! Shame to all of you!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Taking a child to do illegal poaching and runnning from the Police ! I hope children’s services looks at the parents , or lack off , and puts this child in a better environment. Teaching your children to break the law at such an early age just grooms them to be criminals for life. No regard for law or life. The same mentality in Jamaica .

  8. Anonymous says:

    I hope he was released into the care of protective custody. Clearly he was previously supervised by sheer lunatics.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I hope and pray that this little boy can fully recover from his injuries (physical and otherwise). He will definitely need some counseling to help. Poor thing.

  10. Anonymous says:

    2:28pm, we are importing criminals. They join forces with those we have here and make matters worse. I hope they charge them for poaching. But, sorry, thats his bread and butter.

    • Anonymous says:

      Plenty of multi-generational homegrown criminals – could just as easily have been Caymanian casualties in those cars.

  11. Zoo says:

    Are the parents of this child facing charges of child neglect yet?
    Whether they knew what he was doing or not, its obvious there is a lack of parenting in this case.

    • Cracked conch says:

      Seriously? Neglect? The parents?
      A kid, out with his older brother/cousin, who for whatever reason rode in the trunk and you want to charge the parents with neglect? oh there were out of season conch in the car? And you want to charge the kids parents with neglect?

      Think of the impact of charging parents with neglect.
      And then think of the impact of charging for neglect in the above situation. Pure nonsense.
      This young boy has learnt a lot by this series of unfortunate events. Why punish him more by branding the parents as negligent.

      • Anonymous says:

        Because they are, idiot.

      • Anonymous says:

        There have to have been more prudent childcare options than setting their child off for a full day of illegal poaching, street racing, and a fatal car wreck with the bad decision-making duo. The boy is lucky to be one of the few survivors.

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree, you are a ‘cracked conch’ as Indicated in your posting.

      • Anonymous says:

        I live in East End and know that his dad was shot and died in 2013 and his mom is not capable of looking after her children. Yes he should be removed from the family and placed in a home where he will be loved and cared for. Give him what he deserves, he is vulnerable and needs guidance, like many of the children at East End. Many ( not all) of East End parents are not fit to be parents. They are the sort of parents who bring their 5 year old kids out to see the horror of the car accident like it’s some theatre production and then vandalise the coppers car who was first on th scene. Scum!

      • Anonymous says:

        1. Yes. 2. Yes. 3. Yes. Any other questions?

      • Anonymous says:

        Pretty sure the kid had no relations to the older males.

      • Anonymous says:

        Because they were negligent.

  12. Michel Lemay says:

    I am happy that the child is now out of the hospital. Praying for full recovery.

    • Anonymous says:

      You should have prayed BEFORE the accident.

      • 345 says:

        Thats make no sense. How is he suppose to foresee the accident to pray about it? Clown

      • Stop The Crime says:

        How about not praying at all and actually DOING something instead?

      • Michel Lemay says:

        Very smart comment Homer. I pray every day. Do you ? Does that make me a person who can see tragedies in advance ? I wonder which rock you came from under ! I will pray for you to get some common sense on what you post.

      • Anonymous says:

        We pray for people like you too.

      • Anonymous says:

        I just don’t understand why, when people express faith in God, those who are anti-God have to get so bent out of shape??? Is He really that much of a contest to you – He who you say doesn’t exist? LOL!

        I believe we all know the truth – we just want to be the rulers, we humans do, and so if we can tear down the imagery of God, the steadfastness of God, the existence of God, then we get a little closer to ruling and owning the world.

        Please, if you don’t think He is worthy of mention, don’t engage in arguments that keeps Him in the forefront. Just sit down and shut up and leave the believers alone with their God….after all, I personally don’t spend my time talking about things I don’t think exist; why do/should you?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Have they been charged with poaching yet?

    • My heart is pure and my hands are clean says:

      Some people are just plain stupid… I mean you’re carrying 100’s of stolen conch so instead of driving the speed limit and not drawing attention to yourself, the guy puts two passengers in the trunk and floors it.

      All the ignorant criminals out there, here’s a tip for you. Don’t break more than one law at a time!

      • Anonymous says:

        Why? It seems like here it’s common to get away with breaking 2 or 3 laws at once.

      • Anonymous says:

        I would like to emphasize that.
        Some people are just plain stupid.
        Stupid, stupid, stupid.

        • Anonymous says:

          Stupid is as stupid does. This whole thing could have been avoided. How can anyone blame the police. From what I read the police were not the one doing the poaching. I can only go by what I read since I was not there.

      • Anonymous says:

        They were been watch by the police,family members are saying that boy said a bright light was spotted on them by police and then chased.

        • Anonymous says:

          And that comment makes anything these morons did as right does it?
          How the hell would they know that a particular light came from a particular person, let alone an officer.
          You really are stupid, that is obviously total BS and yet you don’t have the intelligence to restrain your ignorance.

        • Anonymous says:

          A bright light from where?

        • Anonymous says:

          AND IF THEY EVEN WERE??? These reckless individuals were poaching conchs. Just in case you didn’t know, that’s also against the law!

        • Fred says:

          Yep a police conspiracy. A surveillance operation by a single policeman. Paranoid much? Or just a guilty conscience.

        • Anonymous says:

          he would say anything now. He should have been interviewed before seeing any relatives.

        • Anonymous says:

          who will pick up the cost of treatments? Just curious. If they had a comprehensive insurance on the vehicle, then it would pay some, but not much.
          We know that people were transported to other countries due to lack of coverage where some die. Just want to see what policy applies to un/under-insured. Why some are not treated in Cayman and sent elsewhere, like a Syrian refugee granted asylum, who died in Jamaica.

        • Anonymous says:

          I’m sure that story has been drilled into him.

        • Anonymous says:

          I think the family should be thanking their lucky stars this kid isn’t dead instead of falsely pointing the blame at police. Look in the mirror if you want to blame someone.

      • Have Heart says:

        Please think again, also who validated your comment to be truthful??

        Speculative much…

        Glad the young boy is safe and still has life to learn right from wrong , if people care to teach him, you know the ‘little young wiz kid poacher” any those values….

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