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Bus crash compounds morning traffic jam

| 23/08/2017 | 34 Comments

(CNS): A public bus crashed into a wall in Lower Valley at around 7:44am, Wednesday, turning the back-to-school traffic commute into a nightmare for drivers coming into town from the Eastern Districts. Facebook was lit up with seething drivers stuck in long lines of traffic after the single-vehicle accident in which the police said the bus had crashed into the wall of a residential home at 2227 Shamrock Road. It appears the bus had veered onto the wrong side of the road into the oncoming lane of traffic.  The two passengers who were in the bus along with the driver were not injured.

Although police began their inquiries at the traffic site they did not close the road. Nevertheless, the accident created havoc with the traffic as drivers sat in their stationary vehicles on the way to school and work.

The crash is now under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to call the Bodden Town Police Station at 947-2220.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    These taxies drive me up wall




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  2. Sharkey says:

    If Government own the Public Transportation bus , they better come up with better responsible drivers and guide lines for the drivers , or they are going to learn the hard way . Unless some lives don’t worth anything, but then some Lawyer could change that .




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  3. Anonymous says:

    Send him back to the land he loves so much and let him crash vehicles there.




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    • Anonymous says:

      This gentleman is very much a Caymanian: born yah, bred yah. Not every bus driver is a bad driver.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Yes send every Caymanian back to the land they originally came from and leave the island to those who have the ability to care for it.




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  4. satirony says:

    There’s something strangely magnetic about Cayman’s painted, roadside walls. In days of old, loony drivers liked to park their cars up trees, or even on their roofs, wheels to the sky. However, in the 21st century, it’s become the style to punch a hole through a pretty brick wall. In the Savannah-Bodden Town area, it’s unusual if three walls aren’t neatly breached every month. (No! Really! It’s true!) Rocks might be the answer though, because I’ve noticed that once a homeowner protects his property with those huge, roadside boulders, they become a really effective car and taxi repellent. Oddly, I think these jagged rocks strike a deep fear of death, even into suicidal drivers.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    What the police need to do is heavily fine the speeding bus/taxi drivers… $1000 just for being over the limit, $100 per passenger on board the bus/taxi plus $100 per mph over the limit per passenger… that will hold make the drivers think before speeding plus the GOV will make plenty of cash!!! E.g….A bus going 10mph over the limit with 10 passengers will generate a fine of $12,000!!! Easy money for the police & CI GOV…




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    • Anonymous says:

      The police should also keep traffic moving instead of standing there staring at the accident.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Aren’t you tired of this rhetoric? It won’t happen. Common sense doesn’t apply to this country. It is run by some mysterious forces.




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  6. Anonymous says:

    That Jamaican Bus Driver thought he could skip the line; as usual. CIG your lucky he didn’t kill the passengers. CIG when you going to make us all safe??????




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    • Anonymous says:

      I love the man having on the back of his bus the words “I man born yah” when in all likelihoood dat man not born yah – and he glorifies a great song about promising never to leave Jamaica.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Lol, preaching how Jamaica is the best place inna da world and no place compares to it, but yet here they are.




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        • Anonymous says:

          The Cubans are worse.




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        • Anonymous says:

          You are so right. Here they are. Making this Island out to be one of the worst places in the world but it is here that they make their bread and butter and here that they drive like the complete idiots they are. How can we expect any better. This is how they drive in Jamaica too.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    I drive in from Frank sound every morning and I am always surprised that there are not way more accidents from all the idiot moves I see. Passing on blind corners, tail gate to da max, no lights or brights on when its still dark. Backhoes with twenty cars in back going 20 in the 50 zone and bus drivers trolling for riders and pulling over half way on blind corners pretty much every morning. If the police wanted to give out tickets it would be sooo easy for them. But they don’t.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    We either join the First World or we don’t on matters oroad use and Health and Safety. The Government needs to look at this area as a matter of urgency. Traffic laws with regards to the public transport system and heavy good vehicles need to be brought in and enforced. Trucks over a gross weight of 7.5 tonnes and public and also public buses should have a tachograph fitted and also a speed limiter fitted to a maximum of 30 mph. You cannot have a ‘wacky races’ approach to driving if you have a position of responsibility in the vehicle you are driving.
    What I honestly don’t understand is why this Government or indeed any Government over the past years are reluctant to tackle this head on. You notice that not one Government minister to my knowledge has been proactive with regards to the fatal accident at the airport a few weeks back. Is there something I am missing here about the way Government handles vested interests.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Your comment is spot on ‘ Either we join the first world ‘ . You nailed it , welcome to the 3rd world – Cayman. Driving safety & etiquette was way better back in the 80’s & 90’s here, you didn’t see the issues we now have today & not just on the roads , but by far the traffic situation here is now dire . For a comparison , go drive in a country where road rules & laws are abided by and the difference to Cayman is just mind boggling . I honestly don’t understand how the Govt’ / RCIPS has allowed it to get this way. I’m also still waiting & watching what happens regarding the fatal pedestrian accident with the taxi at Owen Roberts Airport.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Half of this problem, like many of our problems, is imported. Face up to that, or continue to suffer the growing consequences.




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      • Observer 1 says:

        Its call growth cayman is no longer the country of 10,000 with 3,000 cars and all of those manuever that cause accident gonna get worst when u see all of them electronic plates get fix up , i was wondering about those electronics , does that mean since they are now doing police job wilk the cut staff or wilk the work 24 hours on crime , i mean like patrol 24 hours shifts




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  9. Veritas says:

    It really is mind boggling how many drivers here run off the road, even our firemen do it on an empty runway, not to mention the police officer who was in charge of the Traffic Dept..




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  10. Anonymous says:

    Driva!!! Don’t stop at all!




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  11. Who U Fa? says:

    Ha I’m not surprised one bit, that same bus is always speeding and overtaking on bodden town roads every morning. Thankfully no one was injured. He needs to be taken off the road immediately.




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  12. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t take long for a bus driver to crash again. smh. When will the police realize that they are careless drivers?




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