Driver critical after crash on Shamrock road

| 24/04/2021 | 39 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS): The driver in a single-vehicle crash on Shamrock Road in the early hours of Saturday morning is in critical condition in the Cayman Islands Hospital. Police reported that around 2:00am on 24 April, a silver Honda Accord travelling west left the roadway and collided into the wall at Coral Bay Village, which caused the driver to be ejected from the vehicle. The car travelled several feet further before coming to a stop. Police said that both the car and the wall received extensive damage.

Emergency services attended the location and the driver was transported to hospital. The matter is currently under investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit at 649-6254. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via the police website website


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  1. Jim Lahey and Randy. says:

    Give me Uber or Flex and I’ll stop.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jamaican and Caymanian drivers are the worst

    • Anonymous says:

      In order of worst to best.

      It’s Jamaican drivers who are the worst. Then it’s close run between locals and anyone from Spanish speaking countries.

      After that, Americans. Then Canadians and Europeans. Finally, it’s people from the UK.

      Note: there are anomalies and many exceptions to this, but this is the general pattern. So yes, there are some crap UK drivers, but nowhere on the same level as the crap ones from Jamaica.

      UK are the best, since not only do they have an actual test that’s difficult to pass, they also use roundabouts on a regular basis.

  3. Anonymous says:

    A Honda Accord… surely not!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I live on Shamrock Road, and I seriously have nothing left in me for any thoughts or prayers.

    I’m fed up with the constant, unwavering dedication to crap driving on this road.

    It’s of no surprise some idiot has come a cropper. In all likelihood, it should happen more often. The standard of driving is below abysmal.

    Don’t blame roadworks. Any reasonably skillful driver would slow down.

    Don’t blame the road. Yes, it’s really not the best, but it’s been there for years and everyone knows this. Drive accordingly.

    Blame the idiots speeding, racing, on cell phones, driving utter garbage vehicles, not paying attention, cruising in the right lanes, undertaking, jake braking, driving drunk or on drugs, weaving, not wearing seatbelts, tailgating.. the list goes on. All this is on a road with a 40 limit, with junctions on both sides, with property access on both sides, with cyclists, with joggers, with buses stopping etc.

    I hope the driver recovers, but I cannot pray nor keep him in my thoughts because I have better things to do.

    Traffic department. I suggest a 24 hour presence, because that’s what it needs. If that’s not possible, then set up speed traps every day at Lantern Point, Spotts dock, or South Shore between 5am and 7am and 2pm to midnight.

    I’d also suggest legislation is changed so that vehicles can be seized and crushed for repeat offenders.

    • Tom says:

      All it need is speed cameras….not fixed point. 2 cameras that work together to find out the average speed.

      • Anonymous says:

        Nope. Average speed cameras only work where there’s several miles of uninterrupted road.

        Shamrock has too many turn offs. You could speed from Spotts and turn off onto Poindexter, and you’d evade the second camera if it was near Lantern Point etc.

        You’d need a fixed camera by Ocean Club. One near to where this crash happened, and another one nearer to Savannah. This won’t happen though, due to the third world setup of the DVDL, with a database of made up addresses and out of date contact details.

        So in the meantime, we’re relying on darwinism and people not driving like dicks.

        Another method may be to leave every car wreck in situ as a reminder. They’d act as natural chicanes too, and force cars to swerve. This would work until we get a crash that blocks both carriageways, so we’d be good for at least a couple of weeks.

      • Anonymous says:

        Horrible idea. Since countries like the UK have concentrated on speed enforcement driving standards have fallen as drivers do nothing but watch their speedo. In any event the usual Honda crowd will just remove or obscure their plates.

        • Anonymous says:

          They already do. We just need cops who do their job and enforce all laws. Not the bare minimum of their department only.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Why we got to argue about everything ?.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because you or I, or, god forbid, one of our children could be the next victim of the reckless driving on the island.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Shamrock Road is out of hand. When will the roadwork be done???? The project is taking too long and I myself had trouble driving in the midsole of the day Saturday with all the speeders and without the lines.

  7. Anonymous says:

    2 am single vehicle accident. I dont know why the police don’t have hidden check stops each and every weekend in different locations.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Tips for safe driving:
    1 – don’t drink and drive / do drugs and drive
    2 – don’t break the speed limit
    3 – don’t be looking at your phone
    4 – wear your seat belt

    Should be easy, right? So why so many people in Cayman can’t manage it?

    • Anonymous says:

      Hope they are ok

    • Anonymous says:

      Not only Caymanians crashing so we can stretch those 4 points even longer with the imagination that many of you all never had nor could afford a car until you came to our shores. Remeber this while trying to drive here on the left and with more rha one lane…honestly, have seen worse from you foreigners on the road than my locals. Straight up.

      • Anonymous says:

        Learn to read and write properly.

        • Anonymous says:

          Perhaps a grammar check for yourself before being hyper-critical of others because you don’t like their truth: “Learn to, properly, read and write”. See how that works, Mr./Ms. critical, judgmental, likely expat?

          • Anonymous says:

            Was the portion in quotes supposed to be an example of good grammar?

          • Anonymous says:

            Lol Now see here.. Sometimes you can use comma’s unnecessarily…

          • Anonymous says:

            What an embarrassment. I hope you don’t prepare important correspondences for a living. Waaaiiii, talk about overuse of commas.

        • Anonymous says:

          If you can’t write properly maybe you can’t read a speed limit sign. Yea that will get a few pings, although the substance is probably true.

          Although due to the time of the day, I’d actually suspect a few libations were dictating the optics on the road.

          • Anonymous says:

            What’s wrong with you guys, they trying to get their point across, we understand what they mean, so get off about its not properly written, ok

      • Anonymous says:

        You speak the truth 7;04am, and all the POS can reply is you need to learn to read and write, they the same ones who can’t drive on a road without lines, but I understand where you coming from.
        Everyday I see traffic infringements done by foreigners on our roads and most of them drive the big expensive rides, I’ve even considered buying a dash cam to record them, they’ve never used a roundabout in their life and it’s their first time driving on the left(Americans), and don’t forget how they bully people on the road with their aggressive driving.
        They think that this island is a wonderland for them and they can’t do half of this stuff back where they come from but it’s a free for all here.
        Just think about it,more foreigners die on our little roads than caymanians abroad and the only time caymanians mess up is when they add alcohol to the mix.

      • Anonymous says:

        I would LOVE to see the accident statistics broken down into nationalities. Then we would get a true picture of who can’t drive for **** on this island. Methinks our neighbours to the south east and our local drivers would be placed 1 & 2.

      • Anonymous says:

        The poster referenced “people in Cayman” which includes foreigners driving here. Not everything is an attack on Caymanians

      • Anonymous says:

        My condolences to you and your senses if you feel that the Cayman Islands is first place expats are able to purchase life’s luxuries. We, the expats, will leave the fascination of buying pretty cars to the locals. We will continue to buy the houses and drive up the prices with our high demand.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because you are being responsible and logical. As a comedian so aptly said: “Can’t fix stupid.”

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s not a problem limited to cayman… humans are dumb globally

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