Police SUV part of three-vehicle smash

| 27/06/2022 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The eastbound lane of Shamrock Road in Savannah was closed Sunday morning as traffic cops investigated a three-car pile-up. The crash happened at about 11:50 on Saturday night, 25 June, and involved an RCIPS Ford Explorer service vehicle, a Honda Accord and a Kia Optima. The Honda driver sustained serious injuries, while two people in the Kia suffered minor injuries and the occupant of the police vehicle complained of pain. All four people were taken to hospital by the emergency services.

Police did not say what they believed happened or how the collision occurred, and no one was arrested at the time. There has been an average of more than 240 crashes per month this year, and ten people have already lost their lives in 2022 on Cayman’s roads.

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  1. Joe B says:

    Face it Cayman, ignorant drivers are the main problem and it can not be solved by ignorant police and leadership. Live with it and stay off the roads as much as possible. It is only a matter of time until you get run into or over by one of them. Stay safe…..as possible.

  2. Anonymous says:

    ” it seem an advantage toward looking at traffic merging in roundabouts to my left.” They should NOT be “merging” from your left, it is traffic to your right that has the right of way. If they are on your left they should be stopped and letting you go by.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agree, however I did not observe many of the traffic rules being followed. I think also that some locals treat rental cars differently than those with residential plates.

    • Anonymous says:

      They are the ones who will get you. You have to look everywhere, not just right.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Not supriising, lived here 15 years and never seen a police car indicate correctly at a roundabout

  4. Anonymous says:

    I was informed that the car crossed the center line and hit another car and the Police SUV. The Police didn’t cause the accident.

    Hope and pray for the driver to recover fully.

  5. Anonymous says:

    There is not fast or slow lane in Cayman. Those are not highways they are roads.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I see too many police vehicles on the road not using indicators or wrongly driving in the (right) fast lane when they should be in the (left) slow lane.

    Years ago, police were required to do specific training for their roles. Do we still conduct this, or we simply use a “Nellie” (who may not have had proper training either) to train recruits and immigrant policemen?

    • Anonymous says:

      There is not fast or slow lane in Cayman. Those are not highways they are roads.

      • Anonymous says:

        Even on a ‘road’ if there are 2 lanes, by convention, when you drive on the left the left lane is the slow lane and the right lane is the overtaking lane.

      • Anonymous says:

        Roads do not have medians!

        • Anonymous says:

          YES…roads can (and do!) have medians!

          Hurley Merren Blvd has a median. Shamrock Road has a median for a portion of it. has a median. Parts of Crewe Road has a median Etc. Etc.

          A median does not equal a highway.

          Plus, people staying in the left lane on the bypass so you can speed past them is #284789235250258 on the list of problems on Cayman’s roads.

          Take a lap.

          • Anonymous says:

            Ah you’re one of the idiots who thinks they’re such a great driver they can pick and choose which rules you can ignore whilst complaining about other people’s driving? If someone overtakes you on the left YOU are in the wrong lane.

            • Anonymous says:

              If someone passed me on the left when I’m going the speed limit, they are speeding.

              By the sounds of it, you need to slow your butt down and not be in such a hurry.

          • Anonymous says:

            Please don’t not confuse ordinary side roads with dual carriage ways aka highways in other countries. Dual carriage ways are designed to move large traffic volumes, and as such the rules of driving on the left as in Cayman mean that the left lane is for ordinary traffic and the right lane is for traffic overtaking and merging right or exiting on an upcoming roundabout, which does not require a half a mile to get ready for. With the bad driving practices here, no wonder my son is afraid of getting his driving license.

      • Anonymous says:

        Whilst they are not referred to as “fast” and “slow” lanes the right hand lane is *supposed* to be for overtaking only.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I have never understood why the police use vehicles that are left-hand drive. This is really unsafe given that they are often having to overtake other cars on the roads. You need to be able to clearly see the road ahead if you are going to overtake, and this can only be done on our roads in a right-hand drive vehicle.

    • Been coming here for 40 years says:

      I was in a left-hand drive rental car on Sunday morning, headed from East End to the airport. I had no difficulty seeing the entire road, and in some cases, it seem an advantage toward looking at traffic merging in roundabouts to my left. Of course, I grew up driving left-hand drive vehicles.

      We were driving on Shamrock Sunday morning to the airport and there was a wee van ahead of us that I was looking to overtake, because it was travelling under the speed limit, and the cars behind me were on my tail. There were many groups of bicycles in the opposing lane, so I was hesitant to overtake without a long, clear lane. This is Sunday morning, folks…… why are we in such a hurry?

      On Shamrock, we were directed by RCIPS to turn back, due to us approaching the site of the accident. I wondered how I would find my way to the airport, but I followed that wee banged-up white van, and it led us through the various twists and turns until we could (thankfully) once again find the signs to the airport. Thank you driver of the wee van. If you had driven to your house, we would have been along for the ride also. 😀

      We eventually made it to the airport in plenty of time to get our flight. I hope everyone involved in the accident fully recovers.


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