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Motorcyclist lands in hospital after rush hour smash

| 08/08/2017 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A motorbike that hit a wall on Crewe Road, George Town, at 8am Tuesday morning, blocked the road for commuters and landed the rider in hospital with serious injuries. In the latest major smash on local roads, police said the George Town man who was riding the motorcycle lost control of the machine and smashed into a wall causing minor damage, while the motorcycle was extensively damaged. Although serious, the rider’s injuries were not life threatening and he remains in Cayman Islands Hospital receiving treatment. 

 

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  1. frangipani says:

    A lot of motorists don’t realize that the motorcycles and bicycles have the same right to be on the road as a car or truck. They have the right to ride in the middle of the road as a car would. Agreeably they should indicate when necessary but please….give them their rightful space. Gone are the days when we only had one or two vehicles in Cayman…………the traffic is horrific but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
    Stay safe please. the island is only 21 miles long and you will get where you are going safely and without harm to others using the roads.




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    • Sharkey says:

      Is Cayman shrinking ?’ some years ago I learned that Cayman was 24 by 8 miles, or did I learn wrong ? But I agree that traffic and driving is horrific and it’s better to slow down and be safe than sorry .




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  2. Racer says:

    Good to hear that the riders injury’s are not life threatening so to here the motor bike did not make it cause it was extensively damage




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  3. Anonymous says:

    We should all know that statistically, the percentage of two wheeled vehicle users that wind up having an unplanned impact or excursion, is very close to 100% Sooner or later, regardless of skill set, the invulnerability and optimism of adolescence is extinguished at the moment, not necessarily of their own fault, that the impact unfolds before wide disappointed/horrified eyes. Like many of us, I’ve survived this “rite of passage” and known the dreaded, “oh no, please let this not hurt too much”. I wish a speedy recovery and a wiser and more prudent future for this injured young person. Shame his lesson had to inconvenience so many.




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  4. Sharkey says:

    Motorcycle are not a vehicle to play stupid on . I have seen someone leave out of Coconut Place shopping plaza and go across the road and kill themself in the wall .

    One time I rode with a friend on a 750′ Harley Davidson from old Holiday inn to old Royal Palms , in that distance he got the speed up to 135 mph and when we stopped I told him I would be taking a taxi back to H I and never did get back on a motorcycle again .
    I wish the victim a speedy recovery.




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  5. AlanP says:

    “not life threatening” often turns into “life altering”. I wish media and RCIPS would stop using the “not life threatening” phrase.
    I have great sympathy for the injured person.




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    • Anonymous says:

      So true. A mere broken bone can become life threatening in moments if it damages an artery. Or some “minor” internal bleeding doesn’t stop and turns into a major issue.

      Hopefully any statements by the RCIPS and the media that an injury is “not life threatening” is only after doctors have been able to say so after stabilizing the patient.

      Best wishes for speedy recovery in this case. It’s a hard way to learn a lesson.




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  6. Anonymous says:

    Another person seriously injured and hundreds more motorists inconvenienced on their way into town. I hope the Rotary campaign will go all out with their publicity and that the traffic unit will consistently enforce the laws. Only then will we start to see some improvement.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    Oh dear me! Another day on Cayman roads. When will people ever learn. I think they all need to go back to the donkey carts because they certainly can’t drive that’s for sure. It’s getting so bad I think annual driving tests need to be put in place. These people are so incompetent.




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    • Anonymous says:

      If they could just learn how to use a roundabout. That would be brilliant to keep traffic flowing, which is what they are intended to do.
      Roundabouts are NOT 4 WAY STOPS!!! Know who has the RIGHT OF WAY AND GO!




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    • Mike Ross says:

      Oh my days… really?

      Accidents happen everywhere. Cayman is just so small you hear about them more often.

      Sh*t happens man… give people a break.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Darwin.




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