Two killed in separate BT crashes

| 25/11/2019 | 35 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS) UPDATED: Two men have been killed in two separate motor collisions in Bodden Town which happened around 12 hours apart. Police have confirmed that a pedestrian was run down by at least one car, probably two both of which left the scene, in the Lookout Garden area of the district on Sunday evening at around 7:00pm. Then earlier this morning a motorcyclist died following a crash with a school bus.

Very few details have been released so far by police but they are warning drivers about several road closures.

Shamrock Road is closed in both directions between Northward Road and Condor Drive as a result of the collision between the motor cycle and school bus that was not carrying any student passengers at the time of the crash.

Anton Bodden Drive is also closed. Aware that these closures will limit traffic flow because of the lack of available diversions from the Eastern Districts, police said they are doing their best to clear the scenes of the two fatal collisions.

In a third incident, police confirmed that another pedestrian is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was also hit by a car in George Town late Sunday night.

The victim had been struck by a vehicle and sustained injuries to his head and arm. He was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment where he remains in stable condition. Police said later on Monday, that the 37 year old driver from George Town in that case remained at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of DUI and has since been bailed.

Police are seeking the public’s help for information concerning both of these incidents. Anyone with information is being asked to call the Bodden Town Police Station at 947-2220. Anonymous tips can be provided to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

Check back to CNS later for more information on these collisions.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There is no traffic in the look out garden area at anytime and for a motor bike to hit a school bus at that time of morning just demonstrates the lack of respect that motor veichle operators have for other road users. These unfortunate instances have nothing to do with too many cars on the road. It’s an issue of a severe lack of common sense and respect, respect for themselves and those around them.

    • Anonymous says:

      That motorbike accident happened on the main road ( not near lookout). The pedestrian one happened near lookout.

    • Anonymous says:

      You clearly have never tried to get out by the school onto the main road in the morning time

  2. Elvis says:

    We live on a beautiful island with straight roads basically, deaths on the roads should be very rare here however because of very poor driving and total disregard for speed limits and road sense and cell phone use and lack of severe penalties in place we will continue to bury our families. R.I. P and no I’m not blaming anyone for the deaths today, just stating facts. Can we please have something done?….

  3. Anonymous says:

    So sorry to hear of these terrible accidents and deaths. May God comfort their families.

    I have to say that the lack of police presence on the roads are very very sad, and especially Shammrock Road!!!! RCIP please make this a priority!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    May the souls of the dearly departed rest in peace. May their families find some way to find comfort and peace at this time.

    As regards the accident, for both drivers to leave the scene of an accident tells us about the nature of some people on this Island. The recklessness and complete disregard for human life. The fear of taking responsibility for your actions. You are not worthy to be called a human being. And to those who are enabling them by not reporting them to the police, I swear you people are just as bad, if not worst. This is someone’s family member.
    They demand some form of justice.

    Finally, the person who posted about the Planning Department/NRA allowing homeowners to build fences right onto the roadway makes a very good point. I also agree about the lack of poor lighting along the roadways, the drivers who have their high beams on which distract oncoming drivers as well as the lack of sidewalks in the Bodden Town as well as most areas in George Town. This country was definitely not built for pedestrians.

    I don’t know why everyone is blaming the police for this. The police can’t be everywhere at once. Perhaps the time has come to instigate traffic cams all over this Island because it is clear that most motorists do not take their conscience with them when they are behind the steering wheel.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is not about the police being everywhere at once, it is about them seemingly being nowhere (at least when it comes to traffic, vehicle licensing, and high level corruption) for 20 years.

  5. Anonymous says:

    No law enforcement, no changes,Same old stupid killings on the road. Bad drivers rule here. Drive like your in their way and let them pass or…

  6. Act now says:

    We need to do something NOW about these bus drivers who race along on the opposite side of the road. They have no care or concern for the children they are transporting. NONE!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    RIP Shakir (sp). I will miss our little chats on the beach and really hope the police get (and you haunt) the @sshole(s) that did this to you. May they rot in hell.

  8. Anonymous says:

    poor local driving standards and poor law enforcement by the police farce….
    recipe for disaster

  9. Anonymous says:

    Inevitable when you have terrible drivers, overloaded roads and no footpaths or street lighting.

    • Anonymous says:

      …and near-zero police deterrent anywhere, even within the neighbourhood communities accounting for 90% of our recurring crime.

      • Anonymous says:

        Nah, they gave me a 400.00 ticket for doing 50 in a 30 zone in bodden town at 7 in the morning ( on a sunday )…didnt even realise i was “speeding”. Now i am spending christmas in Cayman! Thank you officers!

        • Anonymous says:

          I just got back from Miami and it’s so tempting to continue doing 70 in a 45, like 9 out of 10 drivers there.

          Sadly not an excuse to do it here in a 40.

      • Still in Shock says:

        well they gave me a 400.00 tariff for doing 50 in a 30 zone in bodden town ( at 7am sunday morning) ..so idk…im still in shock actually.

        • Anonymous says:

          You mean you were doing 20 over the limit, at a time when there are lots of people on the road cycling?

          Grow up, and own your mistake. The only positive here is that you realise you made a mistake. You blame the RCIPS for catching you, so somehow it’s also their fault.

          To the idiots thumbs upping his comments; you see how many people demand RCIPS enforce traffic laws, yet how many agree with someone who got caught speeding complaining about it, because it was ‘Sunday morning’.

          Pathetic. Until the laws and road signs say ’30mph apart from on Sunday mornings when it is 50′, quit your moaning, and improve your awareness and driving.

          The only problem I have is I’m here for Christmas, and it appears I’ll be sharing the road with at least one confirmed fool.

        • Anonymous says:

          Don’t speed.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Tragic, and a reflection of poor driving standards and the culmination of a long history of low to non existent enforcement by the police. May the victims Rest In Peace, and the scum that left the pedestrian victims in the road be bought to swift and effective justice.

  11. Anonymous says:

    May not be the case with the unfortunate pedestrian who died, but pedestrians, (and cyclists) puh-leeese wear light colored clothing when on the road after dark. Willie Farrington Drive, which is badly lit in places, has this problem all the time with shadowy figures suddenly appearing.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed – there and the entire stretch of Hirst Road, Newlands. I find that in Newlands it is especially dangerous since Planning/NRA both allow people to put their fences out pretty much into the road and leaving pedestrians nowhere to walk other than ON the road itself. The area closest to the horse place is especially tight (fencing-wise) and it is a huge danger zone. Couple that with a person wearing dark clothing and you have a total disaster waiting to happen.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’d like the RCIPS to ticket every car driving around without their headlights on at night. Getting those public hazard drivers off the road – many drunk – would be a welcome step for everyone. Motorists are never allowed to go faster than their own field of vision, or drive in cyclist median, or while straddling a sidewalk. Vehicle operators must be anticipating hazards, give distance, and be prepared to stop at all times. The victim blaming culture here needs to change. In Cayman, most of us expect there to be someone unlit wearing dark clothing walking along the road, and maybe that’s why most of us, using those things called headlights, have never run over anyone…or fled an accident because we were drunk!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile back at the Unity headquarters..
    irreversible destruction of natural resources, and mass increase of the populace is on the agenda. Prepare for more tragic headlines as our wise dedicated leaders guide us all into oblivion.

  13. Say it like it is says:

    With more traffic and more clueless drivers regrettably this will become more common.

    • Anonymous says:

      With almost all of them having nowhere to go in particular, just out driving randomly because they have an automobile with gas in it or driving very short distances when they could walk there instead or they should just plain stay at home with their family to spend some quality time together…and not to mention the great amount of drunken fools on the roads each night. RIP to the lost ones! I hope the Police can find and prosecute those heartless perps!!

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