Three road crashes this weekend

| 11/09/2017 | 15 Comments

(CNS): A burgundy Honda Civic travelling south on Esterley Tibbetts Highway in the early hours of Friday morning veered across the median and crashed into a CUC pole in the vicinity of Lime Tree Bay Avenue, police said. When police and medics arrived just after 4:00am, the 26-year-old driver, who lives in Bodden Town, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

He was transported to the George Town hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and later released back into police custody. He is currently on police bail.

Police said that the CUC pole was damaged and CUC personnel were called to the scene.

There were also two crashes on Sunday. The first happened just before 4:00am when a 29-year-old woman driving a black Ford Escape crashed into a tree on Northward Road in Bodden Town. The woman was taken to the George Town hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries and later released.

Then, just before 11:00 last night, a red Mazda travelling west on Shamrock Road collided with a red Chevy Aveo travelling east. Three people in the Chevy Aveo, including the driver, were taken to the George Town hospital with minor injuries and later released. Police said the driver of the Mazda left the scene on foot.

All of these collisions are under investigation by the Traffic Management Unit, and anyone with any information is asked to call 936-9124.

“Luckily we did not see more serious injuries as a result of the collisions over the weekend,” said Inspector Ian Yearwood, Head of the Traffic Management Unit. “In two of these accidents drivers passed into oncoming traffic.  We are pleading with the public to be more cautious on the road, especially during inclement weather.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous says:
    11/09/2017 at 5:05 pm
    She was named after being charged not after being caught.

    No, the Judge was named after being arrested and released on police bail, according to the story, she was to be charged later.

  2. Cheese Face says:

    I witnessed a police car driving behind a pickup loaded with people this morning. I guess the doughnut was too good for them to be bothered about anything else.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Failure of RCIPS to respond to collisions is causing serious problems with insurance matters. I had an incident where an inattentive driver REVERSED into me at a roundabout. I called for a report to be made and got no response for over an hour. When I called back the operator advised to “exchange licence and insurance particulars” as long as both vehicles were drive-able.

    I later had a claim entered (and PAID) by my insurance due to “following too closely!” How does one “follow too closely” when they are hit by a reversing vehicle?? Without the police report, I was defenseless against the fraudulent claim. This nonsense has to stop, as I have never had a claim against insurance for decades before this! My insurance was terminated (non-renewed) and I was “blacklisted” for over a year with most insurance carriers as a result. LAWSUIT – yes, if only I could afford it.

    • Fred the Piemaker says:

      How would a police report have made any difference? They didn’t witness the acccident so it’s your word versus the other person as to whether they reversed or you hit them. If they lied to their insurer they would have lied to a police officer.

    • Veritas says:

      7.10am I have never in 40 years seen a driver reverse on a roundabout.”Following too closely” is I’m sure what really happened. Driving for decades, maybe your reactions aren’t quite as good as your story telling.

      • Right ya so says:

        Veritas – I’ve been driving for over 25 years and I saw it once on our roundabouts – they went past their turning and instead of continuing around they stopped, reversed to their intended exit and then exited. So yes, it does happen.

    • Anonymous says:

      Many roundabouts are monitored by government CCTV but the data is only saved for a limited time. Make a prompt Freedom of Information request for relevant footage if its not too late.

    • Anonymous says:

      7:10 am. I feel your pain. I too have just recently paid for my car to be fixed due to a Filipino driver running into my a$$-end.

      Their insurance refused to take responsibility. Police report meant zilch to them.

      I ended up paying for my car to be fixed and it wasn’t even my fault….Cayman is beyond screwed-up. This place is dirty.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Crappy old Japanese care you say? Well that is a surprise.

  5. Anonymous says:

    What about the work van that was hit while parked outside Sunrise? Doesn’t that warrant a mention?

  6. Anonymous says:

    There was a fourth.

    Sunday night, 10 Sep, about 10:37pm. Shamrock Rd in Savannah, between Domino’s and Tall Tree. Hit and Run. Another car crossed centerline and hit mine. There is a piece of the suspect vehicle, which fled eastbound, still stuck between my rear quarterpanel and the bumper cover.

    Was reported to 9-1-1 immediately. I waited on the side of the road at the junction of Shamrock and Pedro Castle for nearly an hour, hazard lights flashing the whole while. Eventually an RCIPS patrol car drove past me, turned around in front of the gas station, and drove up Hirst Rd. Never stopped to check on me. A few minutes later the 9-1-1 center called me to say the police were not coming and I should go to the station.

    Seems they forgot about this report again when they sent out the press release.

  7. Anonymous says:

    How come you haven’t named all those involved? Seems a bit harsh to name the Judge who was arrested for DUI the other day!

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