Man still critical after being hit by car

| 23/02/2018 | 39 Comments

Cayman News Service(CNS) UPDATED: A pedestrian who was hit by a car on Smith Road, George Town, around 8:30 on Friday morning has been transferred from the Cayman Islands hospital to Health City in East End for further treatment. On Monday, police said that while the man was no longer critical but revised that comment soon after stating that he has “very serious life-threatening injuries.”  The man was struck by a purple Honda Accord, which was heading west toward Anthony Drive from Bobby Thompson Way, when the driver lost control. The car left the road and hit the man, who was walking along the pavement headed in the opposite direction. After hitting the victim, the car went on to collide into the wall of a nearby house on Smith Road. When emergency services arrived at the scene of the smash, the paramedics attended to the man before taking him to the Cayman Islands Hospital.

The driver of the Honda did not appear to have been injured but he was also taken to hospital to be checked. The matter is currently under police investigation and no arrests have been made.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile on Saturday night just before 8pm police with flashing lights pulled over an obviously drunk or high lady in her distinctive Honda in the car park of the Wharf. They then let her go. She then decided to block the car park for 10 minutes, arguing aggressively with the security guard and the driver of another car trying to leave, and eventually sped off, spinning wheels and driving all over the place…why did the police not take her in? She was clearly incapable of being behind a wheel…friends in high places?

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  2. NCA says:

    Cars dont kill people. People kill people.

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  3. Leroy Parker says:

    Why people go off topic and speak without facts I never know. Oh, spin Doctors they call them right? From reliable information which somewhat corroborates anonymous 4:00 pms story, the unfortunate gentleman blocked out and had to be revived st the seen as he has a history am told. On that note I think a risk assessment should be done as to whether him and many others I’ve heard of, should be operating vehicles on our roads. That’s a more sense based approach to the situation rather than bashing of nationalities without the facts. All nationalities are now required to take the written test regardless of where they’re from. Formerly the Geneva convention provided for a transfer of drivers licences of persons entering the jurisdiction from countries who are signatories. They were not required to do any tests. What I would like to see change is that they both do the written test and an assessment to see if they have good driving habits which would make them safe for these roads or would require modification to their driving practices to make them road safe. By improving their road craft.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    What is it with Honda’s and Cayman?

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Honda…

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  6. Elvis says:

    why is it people drive without lights? please understand it does not affect your cuc usage or your bill guys. ok?

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  7. Anonymous says:

    They left out the part where the man fell asleep while driving a very important detail if you ask me.

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    • Anonymous says:

      not sure how this can be verified at this stage….plus very strange to fall asleep in short town centre roads with many turns/roundabouts…..etc

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  8. Anonymous says:

    driving standards on the island are shockingly bad…..not helped by a lazy overstaffed underworked police force…..

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  9. Anonymous says:

    cops need to keep record of nationalities involved in accidents….
    it will prove that their driving licsenses from their own country mean nothing and should be forced to pass local driving test when they arrive

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    • Anonymous says:

      Hahahaha. Delusional!

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    • Anonymous says:

      No they won’t do that….would reflect poorly on one nationality over the others.

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    • Anonymous says:

      start with jamaicans……sorry for the political incorrectness….

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      • Anonymous says:

        Ok let’s start expat bashing in general. I think you’ll find we have our share of Caymanian born idiot and delinquent drivers as any other expat faction you care to blame. But then again this speaks volumes about where you might be from. Hope you don’t have to settle in another country for work or other necessity or you might just find yourself in the same shoes as those your wanting to blame. Face it the standard of drivers is abysmal here only because it’s been allowed to happen doesn’t matter who it is.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I agree that Jamaicans are aggressive on the road. But their drive patterns are predictable. I would much rather drive on the road with an aggressive Jamaican driver than be on the road with “other” nationalities. You will know them because they drive: significantly below the speed limit, on the right lane (for two lane carriageways), consistently press the breaks to negotiate every bend in the road notwithstanding the low speed, hug the center line and go over, coming off a roundabout they switch from right lane to left lane then back again. These are the most dangerous person to meet on the road. (BTW, I am not a Jamaican).

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    • Fred says:

      Unfortunately that wouldn’t deal with the international treaty that requires member states to recognize each other’s driving licences. And if we ceased to belong then we would have exactly the same issue when visiting the States. Anyhow, have you looked at the traffic court charges recently? No shortage of people driving without any licences at all or when disqualified.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Wow. You should come to Europe where YOUR caymanian license is worth shit.
      You have no standards here to speak of.
      The problem makers on this island are locals and Jamaicans.
      Both as a result of lack of enforcement and training.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Oh please. The standard of driving in Cayman is absloutely appalling and it’s not the visitors!

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Insurance companies: “YES! See it ya now”

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  11. Anonymous says:

    This another proof people don’t respect speed limit and police don’t fined them!!!

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  12. West bay Premier says:

    And stright and dry road.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    How do you loose control of a car in a 25 mile zone ?
    More police and one mistake goodbye license.

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