Elderly woman dies five days after crash

| 19/06/2022 | 14 Comments
Cayman News Service
Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town

(CNS): An 84-year-old George Town woman who was critically injured in a collision in the capital last weekend has died as a result of her injuries. She became the tenth person to lose their life on local roads this year after she passed away at the George Town Hospital on Thursday, 16 June. The crash happened on Saturday 11 June at the Butterfield Roundabout. The deceased woman was driving a white Honda CR-V-EX, which collided with a grey Toyota Vitz and then a Kia Sorento parked on North Sound Road near Animal House.

The RCIPS expresses condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.

The collision remains under investigation and police are encouraging anyone who has information or who may have witnessed the incident to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222, or the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit at 649-6254.

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or the website.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m sick of seeing all these accidents and no cops pulling anyone over. Time to get it together rcips.

  2. Anonymous says:

    As a tourist who drives the speed limit in GC ( as I am cautiously driving on the opposite side of the road then I am accustomed too), I find right before the round-abouts especially slippery sometimes even when it hasn’t rained. Not sure if the rental car tires are just not in great shape or what, but a few times, I have really been worried that I am sliding off the road.

    Also, since the pandemic, I have noticed the driving in GC to be especially fast and reckless with people weaving in and out of lanes, over-taking, and this is day and night.

    • Anonymous says:

      20 @ 2:44pm – Anonymous tourist, you’re correct about many roundabouts here. Some are “reverse-cambered” for some unknown reason. Improper design because of engineer error perhaps? I recall a roadworks supervisor telling me some years ago when I questioned that anomaly, that the roadcrews called this to the engineers’ attention and they were told to “just build it and leave the thinking to us”.


      • Anonymous says:

        It saves the cost of having to build storm drains around the center of the roundabout. The slope to the outside sends the water to the roadside where it goes somewhere until it sinks in or evaporates. It would be better if every roundabout had a pond in the middle for drainage.

  3. anon says:

    This is a tragic event, but what steps are taken here to ensure 84 year old’s are fit to drive?. My insurance company requires over70’s to have their doctor complete an annual medical check and to certify they are fit to drive.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Our roads are more deadly than covid! Drop all restrictions and open the freaking border already!!!

    Complete morons in charge! SMFH!

    • Anonymous says:

      So you think more people on the road will make it more safe. You are beginning to repeat yourself.

  5. Anonymous says:

    How many people is that now killed on the roads this year ? Saw another horrendous looking smash last night on Crewe Road. Can only pray it isn’t another tragedy.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Covid deaths down but road deaths up. No police ever but covid restrictions and stupid travel time still in place. What the actual F is wrong with this place?

  7. Anonymous says:

    RIP. Maybe, just maybe something can be done in regards to police presence, speed cameras, serious penalties…Maybe just Maybe will government spend funds more wisely than the continued waste of covid related expenses.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Very sad mostly it was fright that kill her condolences to her family.rest in peace Ms Phyllis.

    • Anonymous says:

      I know it probably had nothing to do with this accident but something needs to be done about the lane dividing stripes on our roads. Most of the lines are narrow, faded non reflective and nearly impossible to see at night. Not to mention when it is raining. It makes it very hard to stay in the correct lane. I feel sorry for the poor tourists

      • Anonymous says:

        It’s also poor driving and laziness. Even a bright sunny day you will find people hugging the lane or veering into the other lane, it’s truly mind boggling.

        • Anonymous says:

          Don’t you know these reckless drivers including taxi and bus drivers are important people and their texts are more important than other’s lives?


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