Cops deal with 25 crashes in one weekend

| 25/09/2017 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Police faced yet another weekend of crashes in Grand Cayman after they were called out to 25 road collisions between Friday afternoon and the early hours of Monday morning. Highlighting three of the more serious accidents, police said that one driver could face prosecution for careless driving, and two were arrested for DUI, one of whom lost control of her car and drove through the perimeter fence of Owen Roberts Airport, coming to a stop just yards from the runway.

Police said the driver warned over careless driving was involved in a smash just before 4:30am Saturday, when he reportedly drove a white Toyota Hilux  into a wall along Shamrock Road in Bodden Town. The man and his three passengers escaped with minor injuries but there was extensive damage to the car and the wall.

Later on Saturday, just after 10:00pm, police were dispatched to a crash involving a red Hyundai Tuscan. The woman driving the car was said to have lost control and collided with the airport fence running into the grass just before the runway. The woman escaped injury but she was arrested at the scene on suspicion of DUI.

Then on Sunday night at around 9:00pm, two cars crashed at the junction of the Linford Pierson Highway and Agnes Way. A brown Toyota Hiace and a blue Ford Explorer were both damaged extensively, and with flames coming from the Toyota, the fire service was called to extinguish the fire.

Neither of the drivers were hurt but one of them, a 58-year-old man from George Town, was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Police said all three crashes are under investigation.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    One might argue that of the 25 call outs, apart from the 3 or 4 mentioned in the article I’d bet the police didn’t need to attend midday of them. The mentality on the island is to call the law out for any minor fender bender….

  2. Anonymous says:

    and island’s of uneducated drivers.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Until the RCIPS consistently demonstrate otherwise, the public feel they have the Right to high and drunk driving. One of the ride home services is about to shutter because impaired drivers continue to have this implied consent from the RCIPS, our politicians, our friends and colleagues, and an irresponsible hospitality industry – to habitually drive home impaired – with all of the deaths of the innocents over the years counting for nothing.

  4. West bay Premier says:

    I know two Caymanians that don’t know how to write or read , but they were able to get a driver license and never drank alcohol and never had a accident in their life .
    What is really happening with the drivers in Cayman Islands today why there’s so many accidents today ?

    25 accidents in 1 weekend, and all that would be charged would be for DUI .
    Why can’t people see that all things can factor in and cause deadly accidentally deaths when you drink and drive .
    Remember that if we are going to drink , we really need to think before we drink because we can’t think once we are intoxicated and impaired . Be like me the only thing I ask my wife to do is when we go out she can’t drink alcohol because she is the deisnated driver for the night .

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is what happens when there is NO enforcement. There is NO incentive to NOT break the laws.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This is why I stay off these roads… I go to work, I go home, done! I travel only If I really have to.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Does this give the police some indication that they need to do some more road blocks or spot checks? Can’t recall the last time I saw one

    • Anonymous says:

      There was one on Friday night between the Hurleys roundabout and the Carwash roundabout.

    • Anonymous says:

      Drive by Hurley’s after 10 pm on a Friday night to experience one. Frank Sound Rd on Sundays is a good chance also. The RCIPS does have a road visibility presence for road block checks, what I think is lacking is road visibility on a constant & regular basis during daylight hours, 7 days a week. Try driving a few blocks in Fort Lauderdale any time during the day, you will see a Broward County cruiser every 2nd or 3rd city block. That type of visibility alone will yield the result of drivers acting less like idiots behind the wheel.

      • Anonymous says:

        It cuts down on ALL opportunistic crime as well, because everyone can equally witness their distribution in the community and their readiness to respond if called. The expectation of dispatch time shifts to seconds rather than tens of minutes. We, as a community, need to question why the most obvious form of criminal deterrence is not deployed during what seem to be epidemic levels of community crime – of all kinds. Is it by design?

    • Anonymous says:

      They appear to only check for road license. Not for driving license, or DUI.

  8. annonymous says:

    wow!!! this is quite serious. we need to have more vigilance with drivers. they must understand the responsibility of safe driving. Do the police do road checks to see if the persons are actually qualified and hold a licence to drive.

  9. Capn Willforce Abanks says:

    Our infrastruture is being overwhelm it has come time now Cayman to limit the amount of foreign drivers we now have on our roads. Limit car ownership to Cayman residents only too many cars and too many bad drivers on our roads. Something has to be done before it gets worst. Roadrage incidents no doubt be the next problem we face.

    • Anonymous says:

      Let’s start with getting the non-roadworthy cars off the streets.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is time to limit car ownership to only those locals who can pass a test and remember laws like use your turn signals. Expats are the most respectful drivers.

      • Anonymous says:

        Expats USED to be the most respectful drivers. Now they follow suit from SOME of the local idiots. Sorry but we have both bad local and expat drivers here now.

        Added to the obvious, we now have too many cars on island. Government needs to implement a law like Bermuda, restrict cars per house holds.

    • Anonymous says:

      Just for you, we should also limit shopping at the super markets to exclude ‘Furriners’ as due to the news article not stating that tourists were involved in the road accidents, assume you mean expats driving in Cayman , in your bigoted rant.

    • Anonymous says:

      How/why would non-residents own cars in the Cayman Islands? They wouldn’t be able to get a drivers license or insurance without ID, proof of residence, and PO Box.

    • Diogenes says:

      Classic “Us Vs. Them” mentality, you’re in the wrong country though, I’m sure President Trump has a cushy spot for you in his administration, Nationalists are always welcomed to #MAGA

    • Chris Johnson says:

      What an arrogant and assenine remark about foreign drivers. How many Caymanians have driven in countries where driving is difficult. How many Caymanians have driven in Tokyo, New York , London or Paris.? Try it some day, I have.

      Driving in Cayman is really quite easy if you obey the rules. No brains required.

      In conclusion it seems you want all foreigners to walk, use taxis or catch a bus.

      Are u plain daft?

      • Anonymous says:

        You must be retarded. How many drivers drive on our roads in cayman from overseas – look around properly, we also have tourist son. Your claims are just as vague and arrogant?? And sorry but who is “you want all” that cater to your silly perception? Be more realistic son.

    • Anonymous says:

      That is the dumbest thing I seen all year. I’m an expat and I drive the speed limit and I use turn signals and I’m mindful of people walking on the street I wonder if the way you drive is part of the problem or the solution my guess is you’re part if the problem considering the comment you made

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