‘Dangerous’ driver turns out to be med-emergency

| 26/08/2019 | 7 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS): Police came to the rescue of a woman in Bodden Town last week after reports of a car driving dangerously on Shamrock Road, in the vicinity of Countryside, on Wednesday afternoon. Officers who were called to the report tracked the vehicle to an address in the Northward area, where they found a woman in the driver’s seat experiencing a medical emergency. The police rendered first aid assistance and called the emergency medical services.

“While the officers were doing their duty, their diligence, commitment and keen attention resulted in life-saving interventions, including the compassion and care shown after medical attention had arrived,” said Acting Chief Inspector Everton Spence, in charge of Service Delivery for the RCIPS,  “This is noteworthy as it goes to our primary duty.”

The woman was transported by ambulance to the hospital, where the officers also arranged for an officer to be on standby to check on the status of the woman when the ambulance arrived.

Deputy Commissioner Anthony Ennis said, “We accept that sometimes, we don’t always get it right, and when we do not, we will respond to well-founded criticism with a willingness to learn and change, but for the most part, the majority of our police and support personnel have demonstrated tremendous acts of courage and commitment, sometimes well beyond the call of duty, in service to the public, and have striven for the highest possible standards and pride in their service.”

Ennis added that this was a fine example of their “professionalism, dedication and unwavering commitment”.

He also commended the member of public who had called the police about what appeared to be dangerous driving, as it led to a positive outcome for the woman.

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  1. Keith Santo says:

    It is likely she was insured.
    But in one such instance my 32 year old daughter was found driving erratically and was eventually pulled over by the local police in the Everett, Washington area. They thought she was drunk until they contacted her husband (Who was a K9 Policemen) and he told the police that she was likely having a diabetic episode and he high tailed it to retrieve her to take her to the hospital and give her something with sugar in it. She was insured and they paid out for the damage to her car. (She sideswiped the center divider, no other damage to any other drivers.)
    Yes a medical emergency that any one of us could have.
    My thanks for the local police that they had the presence of mind to contact her husband!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Does a medical emergency absolve legal liability? I don’t think so.

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