Cyclist injured in collision with van

| 04/07/2019 | 16 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS): A cyclist was taken to the Cayman Islands hospital around 7:00 Thursday morning with non-life-threatening injuries after a collision in West Bay involving a van, which overturned as a result, police said. The driver of the van sustained minor injuries in the crash on Batabano Road near the intersection with Esterley Tibbetts Highway. No other details have been released.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    We never had all these accidents with the old road from GT to West Bay. Now that this new highway has been constructed it’s like a race track for all the boy racers!!

    • Chris Johnson says:

      You are right about the boy racers including motor cyclists. They are a danger to the community. RCIP need be out 6 am each day to raise a lot of funds. Speed cameras would raise even more.
      Several of us from West Bay still use the West Bay Road after the Kimpton as there is less stress going that route in spite of the continuous roads works of the past six years or more.

  2. Anonymous says:

    maybe time for a class action lawsuit against rcips for the their failure and negligence in non-enforcement of basic traffic code….

  3. Anonymous says:

    Poster @ 4:30 pm I guess you never read carefully! the van overturned as a result, so I guess the driver never had much options, but in any case not everyone will leave you for dead if they hit you

  4. Anonymous says:

    Still no proper bike lanes for most of the roads, no traffic separation bollards at roundabouts, nor proper pedestrian lighting – even within designated crosswalk zones in the Hotel Tourism Zone. How many more people will have to be injured, paralyzed, or killed by our inattentive drivers Mr. Hew? What is the magic number?

    • Anonymous says:

      stop blaming the roads the roads are constant, any change has to be you.
      should not be hard to figure out!

      • Anonymous says:

        Poster was not blaming the roads, they were blaming the Minister. Logical, time-tested, safety improvements (honed from decades of road and pedestrian studies/fatalities around the world) aren’t happening here, despite the benefit of tragic hindsight. At some point, you have to look to the ineffectual Minister in charge (who had promised these things) and hold them to account.

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      • Anonymous says:

        You learn reading comprehension at public school here?

  5. anon says:

    Well, at least in this case the driver “stopped” after hitting the cyclist.

    • Anonymous says:

      There are some decent people left in this world.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have not seen a bike rider in bikes lanes ever. They ride on the road next to the lanes. Especially by the Kimpton.

      • Anonymous says:

        Going northbound, the left lane is reserved for West Bay Road merge and Kimpton turnoff, the next lane is also reserved for left exit to old Indies Suites/Tikka Beach. So a cyclist heading north over the bridge must move over to the correct lane. NRA also fails to regularly road sweep nails, sand, rock, and broken glass debris from all of our roads – and that’s on them, not the law-abiding cyclists, who share a right to be given 3+ft of clearance from all other road users, even while ignoring a dirty cycle lane on the road. Look, indicate, and turn your steering wheel to grant them their space.

    • Anonymous says:

      Only because it’s hard to drive away when your vehicle has overturned.

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