Public bus and bicycle collide

| 08/09/2017 | 15 Comments

(CNS): A person riding a bicycle was injured yesterday after the bike collided with a public bus travelling in the same direction on North Church Street, near the Bodden Road junction. Police said the 911 call came in around 15 minutes past noon on Thursday, 7 September. The cyclist, who was the only person injured, was taken the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment and later released.

The matter is currently being investigated.

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

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It is not uncommon to see cyclist riding on the wrong side of the road, sometimes at night without lights. Cyclists need to remember they must also abide by the rules of the road and that not doing so will put them at risk of accident and serious injury.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Reading the comments it’s interesting to see that everyone seems to automatically blame the bus driver. They seem to have conveniently ignored the fact that many cyclists ride like complete dick heads. Maybe they are cyclists?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Government has long failed to implement a proper public transportation system, which includes strict monitoring of driving standards. This is desperately needed on Island. I note with disappointment that new roads are being built and no strategically placed bus stops have been included. No foresight whatsoever!

    This random pulling over by busses, blocking half of a lane and then forcing their way into traffic needs to stop. Busses should only be allowed to stop at designated bus stops.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Police needs to do a crack down on busses (including school busses) and businesses which haul illegal trailers (ie no license plates and no break lights). This is getting ridiculous, everyone just does what they want.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Yes, many public bus and taxi drivers are terrors on wheels but many cyclists ride on the wrong side of the road, ride without lights, etc. One has to take a certain amount of care over one’s own safety!

    Who knows who could be at fault in this case?

    • Fred the Piemaker says:

      Collided with a bus travelling in the same direction – so not on the wrong side. Just because some idiots do that don’t jump to assumptions, in the same way that can’t assume the bus driver is at fault just because some of them drive like maniacs.

  6. Anonymous says:

    bus driver = Jamaican = uneducated driver. WTF! just sit back and let them run people down. the don’t own the road CIG! Get off your lazy “Rice & Pea ^&&” and do something about this…..people are being hurt and killed!

    • Anonymous says:

      FYI the driver was caymanian but it doesn’t matter there was someone injured here so stop discriminating

  7. Anonymous says:

    Parking at supermarkets are private property, the police can’t do a thing.
    Police in general is a joke here of course…..

  8. Anonymous says:

    Police really have failed in some significant areas in Cayman – prosecution of those flouting traffic laws and prosecuting child molesters are areas where urgent attention is needed!
    Public Transport drivers freely endanger us all everyday…and many others too…with little fear of even being warned by Police. And don’t even mention the many persons parking on yellow lines (especially at supermarkets) all day long everyday with no action by Police!

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