Scooter rider’s leg broken in yet another major crash

| 10/10/2017 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the latest major collision on Grand Cayman after a scooter rider was taken to hospital last night, Monday 9 October. The RCIPS said that the rider was thrown off his bike after a crash at the junction of Eastern Avenue involving a red Mitsubishi FTO. The rider was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital and treated for a broken leg and minor injuries. The driver of the car was uninjured. No arrests were made at the scene. 

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has information about it to contact the Traffic Management Unit at 649-6254. Anonymous tips can be provided to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The headline makes it sound like this rider has had multiple major crashes. 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Scooters help to allow traffic to flow by taking a vehicle off of the road. Vehicles need to chill out with scooters. They aren’t in the way and make things easier for everyone else.

    • Anonymous says:

      Scooter drivers need to be more courteous….if they want to be given room of a car don’t skip to front of queue….if they want to skip to front of queue expect to be passed within a lane.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes they need to deviate from the road and ride on the sidewalk or rough shoulder to allow irate law abiding SUV drivers the right of swift passage. This is of course sarcasm.

        Maybe a generalisation to say but usually the bigger the vehicle, the less the regard for smaller vehicles the operator has or so it seems.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, having a hard time calling this a ” major crash”

  4. Anonymous says:

    Get the idiots off the road. When they ride those death traps they think they own the road.

  5. Anonymous says:

    You have to be brave to hit the roads in anything other than a tank these days.

  6. Anonymous says:

    ‘Yet another major crash’ – CNS do you think you could be a little less sensationalist?! A car and a scooter collide and the scooter rider suffers a broken leg – hardly a major crash. Let’s try a bit of perspective shall we?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Don’t know what happened here, but general observation is that many scooter and motor bike riders love to weave in and out of traffic or drive in bicycle/pedestrian lanes (see East/West Arterial). If they are to be respected as a “vehicle” they should be using the respective lanes and wait their turn just like everyone else….but I know, the driving standard in general on this Island is below appalling.

    • Anonymous says:

      Drive one hour in Kingston and you would appreciate our scooter drivers…Would you
      please clarify where exactly the “pedestrian and bicycle” lanes are located? And driving standards do not improve here aslong the bus drivers, intoxicated and irrensonsible parents are tolerated on our roads.

    • Anonymous says:

      If you are behind a slow moving vehicle do you ‘wait’ your turn or do you take the opportunity to overtake if it is safe to do so without breaking the speed limit? There is nothing wrong with overtaking a line of slow or stopped vehicles when it is safe to do so, and an advantage of owing a small vehicle. Otherwise bike owners should just switch to a car and add more traffic to our congested roads.

    • Lloyd Christmas says:

      They weave in and out because they don’t need, or fancy, being stuck in traffic.
      I have cycled, scootered and driven these roads. All 3 methods are dangerous, but it is usually the ignorant car and truck drivers causing the problems. Going past Barcam Esso and Vista Caribe, believe me, the idiots weaving in and out of rush hour traffic are usually car drivers with no turn signals, trying to get one car ahead before the concertina of brake lights.

  8. Anonymous says:

    bring in a private sector dedicated traffic patrol force….that can make its money on getting a % of fines charged…
    it will free up the police for more serious crime and the private sector can enforce traffic rules for free

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