Rider killed in Spotts road crash

| 26/03/2018 | 36 Comments

(CNS): A man was killed Sunday evening when the motorbike he was riding collided with a car in the Spotts area of George Town at about 5:20pm. Police have begun investigating the crash, which happened on Shamrock Road close to Soto Lane. Emergency services were dispatched to the scene of the crash by 911 operators. The motorbike rider, who has not yet been formally identified, was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the attending doctor.

This was the second serious road smash this weekend involving a motorbike.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    How about Government just outlaw anything more powerful than one of those scooters. This would help to fix the problem. At least until they figure out how to juice the scooters up.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Until around 1988 motorcycles over 90cc were prohibited. Ezzard Miller managed to include a change in that law in an unrelated private members motion that had wide support, and all of a sudden, with no public discussion, or indeed knowledge, all restrictions were removed.

      Way to go Ezzard!

  2. MM says:

    Very frequently saw this young man biking at ridiculous speeds in and out of traffic during morning rush hour, then going around the round-about and speeding back up… this is indeed a very unfortunate incident and my condolences to his family; but that bike should have been confiscated because he did not appear to have the maturity to understand the consequences.

    Our roads are not built for racing or bike stunts; these are commuter streets that tens of thousands of cars and people use daily taking their own families to school and work; babies and young children travelling in cars and bike guys thinking their “skills” will keep them safe.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Especially Sundays

  4. Anonymous says:

    that whole spotts y pedro area haunted! haunted road….condolences to family and rest in peace!

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  5. Naya Boy says:

    Rest in Peace Lenny Rest in Peace Bro see you when see you my friend.

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  6. C says:

    My heart goes out to his family who is in so much pain. Lenny was a great kind hearted person. Those who knew him will miss him dearly!

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  7. Anonymous says:

    RIP Lenny, great guy gone much too soon!!!

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  8. Anonymous says:

    YES

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  9. Anonymous says:

    RCIPS need to be on the road more often with these speeding of motorbikes especially this Easter weekend up Northside “kaibo” They can hurt someone innocent especially themselves.

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  10. JTB says:

    I’ve no idea what were the circumstances of this particular accident, but from the antics of motorcyclists I regularly see pulling wheelies on the bypass, speeding between lanes and undertaking, I am amazed we do not see far more stories like this.

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  11. West bay Premier says:

    Remember Facebook is only at face value , meaning that you can write anything and everything on Facebook and it doesn’t have to be true .

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  12. Anonymous says:

    My condolences to this man and his family. Earlier yesterday afternoon I saw 2 young men on motorcycles one doing a wheelie down Shamrock Road toward Boddentown with a car following 20 feet behind him. It is out of control.
    Where were the RCIP?

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    • Anonymous says:

      I will assume that you were attempting to ironically point out the potential flaw in the OP. While you are right it is not for the police to stop any individual incident it is for the police to stop enough incidences that the others also stop.

    • Anonymous says:

      The duty of law enforcement falls to the RCIP and that includes traffic laws which are not being enforced. These young men know no one will stop them and do whatever they want to do with impunity.
      I realize Northward is overcrowded but everyone on this island knows the basic laws are not enforced here. This fault is the government’s to build a prison to house the criminal element in this country.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Does anyone really think these motorcyclists stop for the police? Blue lights mean nothing to them. It is the motorcyclists’ own disregard for the law and civil behaviour which is to blame.

        The reality is that only the helicopter can effectively track these motorcyclists. And then, with luck, perhaps one or two can be tracked to a location that a ground unit can actually catch up to them.

        And unless we have an effective legal process to permanently seize the motorcycle the offender will be right back out on the road as soon as bail can be posted. Catch and release, Cayman style.

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    • Anonymous says:

      In this life you have to learn to take care of your self first or are you hoping the police will do it for you

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      • Anonymous says:

        I mean, that’s kind of what they are paid to do. I can use the toilet on my own but I do need the police to hold up the laws.

        Wait, are you a cop? Ah! I see, that’s the RCIPS mentality.

    • Anonymous says:

      well said

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    • Anonymous says:

      But these idiots should be arrested, jailed, have their bikes taken from them and banned from the road. I don’t mind really if they injure or kill themselves, but the risk good families by their selfish, infantile antics.

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    • Anonymous says:

      you are such an asshole to even comment such hate, what if it was one of your family members behind that bike or the car would you still be talking in such way.

      the damn car overtook on the middle lane and biker was coming down obviously they both collided.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I feel very sorry indeed for this gentleman and his family whose lives will change forever. However, how on earth can you make a statement saying this accident is the fault of the RCIPS???….don’t be so ridiculous!! Did they cut him off the road?? Were they driving his vehicle at a deathly speed with him tied to the back?? Certainly not!
      I don’t know the circumstances of this tragedy but speed kills and it has nothing to do with RCIPS. May he RIP

  13. West bay Premier says:

    I sorry for the lost of another young man life . I hope that the remaining survivals of the young motorcyclist see this as a warning to them , and learn that they can’t ride motorcycle carelessly and irresponsible.

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    • Anonymous says:

      when you have idiots over taking on the middle lane and a biker coming down on that lane what you think is going to happen.

      another life is lost to the carelessness of driving in cayman, Everyone speeds on Sunday rushing to go no where.

      sad how people drive around here with no care in the world.

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      • Anonymous says:

        think before you write my friend. are you a witness? did you see this accident happen? how do you know anyone was overtaking?

        yes, another life is lost due to carelessness, there are no idiots here. we can only pray for the families at this time and be supportive.

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      • IGWT says:

        Idiots taking over in the middle lane? You obviously weren’t there. Think before write your assumptions instead of casting blame on something you OBVIOUSLY don’t know anything about.

        There are no idiots here – choose your words wisely. Another good soul has been taken due to careless driving, that is all. We can only pray for strength for all families involved with both parties here.

        RIP to the biker.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Did you guys not read the very top post? This guy was seen driving like a maniac on numerous occasions. While it is completely sad a life is lost when it could have been avoided, the poster was making a point that if you drive recklessly then you’ll probably live a shorter life. Sad truth.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    RIP Lenny- Such a great soul – Gone too soon

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Very sad to hear of this incident . Without knowing any details, difficult to know a cause ( speed / in-attention / other ) which will no doubt be revealed. Sunday afternoon in broad daylight on a 40 mph posted section of road, which has become a speedway for everything from mopeds to large dump trucks and everything in between. Not sure why motorists & riders choose to now speed everywhere in Cayman , its a Fr&%$#g island 22 miles long people! Where are you all going in such a rush ?

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  16. Anonymous says:

    RIP. I have to say that returning from Maccabucca around 7pm last night to SMB direction, I was overtaken and undertaken (both sides at the same time) at speed by two motorbikes with no lights on, no crash helmets, and one pillion rider looking like he was going to fall off. That kind of idiocy will result in another death, I didn’t hear the approach of those bikes, and nearly took the motorbike undertaking me out whilst trying to avoid hitting the one overtaking me. I am not suggesting this was the same with the sad death, I have no knowledge of what happened there. Condolences to family.

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