Woman killed after car hits a wall in Spotts

| 30/04/2023 | 36 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS): A driver was killed in an early morning single-vehicle crash on Shamrock Road in Spotts early Sunday morning. Police said the collision happened around 1:30am near Coral Bay Village. The car was believed to be travelling in the westbound lane when the driver, a 22-year-old female, lost control and left the road before crashing into a wall, causing her to be ejected from the vehicle. The woman was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The roadway between Poindexter Road and Spotts Newlands Road on Shamrock Road was closed this morning, with traffic diverted to Rex Crighton Boulevard. The young woman was the fifth person to lose their life on the roads so far this year.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Permanent police checkpoints in strategic spots. It cant be that hard.

  2. WBW Czar. says:

    Give me Uber or Flex and I’ll stop.

  3. Anonymous says:

    May be now, now this is a family member of a MP, some meaningful change will occur to our traffic laws.

  4. Anonymous says:


    They really need to Bring Uber here. That won’t fix the root problem, but it’ll cut the drunks on the road by 25% at least if it’s affordable and available. I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve simply not been able to get a cab because it’s raining or they are too busy.

  5. Anonymous says:

    How do you figure out who is at fault for a car accident?

    Wait for the investigation results before blaming the driver. Mechanical malfunctions are common, that is why there are many recalls.

    Among the possible malfunctions are seatbelts that don’t work, brakes that fail, airbags that injure, tires that have defects, or defective accelerators that can be inadvertently triggered. A seatbelt can malfunction in a number of ways. It can fail to tighten appropriately or unlatch unexpectedly. A seatbelt failure or any of the other mechanical malfunctions may be the result of a product defect.

    I just don’t know if they ever investigate vehicle malfunction in Cayman.

    May she Rest In Peace.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The ministers we have a useless. We have major issue staring us in the face, people dying and they want to build parks and schools. We need drivers education and police

  7. Anonymous says:

    Drinking, speeding, texting, face timing…. Today I was driving behind a lady who was putting on her mascara. Needless to say she was not driving in a straight line whilst in rush hour traffic.
    Why are people so thoughtless and selfish on the road?

  8. Anonymous says:

    gosh so tragic. assumption is she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, I only wish that her death wasn’t in vain and her family use this as an opportunity to educate the young carefree drivers here.

  9. Anonymous says:

    i have been driving here since 1995…never an accibdent…i drive speed limit…let anxious drivers cross and pray everytime i enter roads…but know it only matter of time…not enough police enforcement.. zzzzz

  10. Anonymous says:

    All they have to do is take any action to stop drunk drivers.. They don’t do anything at all.

    So many single vehicle accidents, early morning and someone driving into wall/pole ect. It’s not like the walls are jumping out at you. Anyone who has driven here for more than 6 months should be able to drive home blindfolded – you drive the same roads every day!

    People here can hardly drive sober, let alone when they are $hitfaced drunk.

    • Anonymous says:

      Bring Uber here. That won’t fix the root problem, but it’ll cut the drunks on the road by 25% at least if it’s affordable and available. I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve simply not been able to get a cab because it’s raining or they are too busy.

    • Anonymous says:

      maybe she had to swerve to avoid an oncoming driver who was an idiot?
      so much we don’t know.

  11. Squealer says:

    The mad driving and resulting carnage on our roads is the local equivalent of gunfire in the USA. Every time you venture out you have to hope you don’t get caught in the crossfire.

  12. Anonymous says:

    time for class action lawsuit against the incompetence of the rcips and cig regarding driving standards, and law enforcement

  13. Anonymous says:

    another sad waste of life…

    free simple solutions to terrible driving standards:
    1.bring in private run traffic police who are funded by fines.
    cig will makes 10x times as much on fines.
    police can then do real work or we can reduce their numbers.
    2. as per the uk, do not accept jamaican driving license
    3. if you cause an accident or get charged with careless driving , you must automatically re-sit driving test

    • Anonymous says:


    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe those renewing or registering road licences for Hondas need to clear a minimum IQ threshold too?

    • Anonymous says:

      Not to blame for the accidents, but the lack of modern safety features in those Japanese tin-cans is definitely to blame for the death rate.

    • Anonymous says:

      Has the DVDL or any appropriate CIG entity done any analysis over the last couple of years of fatal and near-fatal accidents to see if there is any correlation with Safety Recalls on any of the vehicles involved? While there are likely other factors involved such as DUI, speeding, and poor driving skills, the significant amount number of Honda cars is interesting. Just looking at the accidents listed by the poster on 30/04/2023 at 7:38 pm, 91% of those involved Honda vehicles. The majority of those involved a single vehicle hitting a fence, wall, or column.
      Some CIG entity, independent of the RCIPS accident reconstructionists, should be tasked to review and report on this. Do you know if your vehicle has a defect that is considered a Safety Recall? Is there a way to check this?

  14. Anonymous says:

    When will there be a political will to change the carnage we witness on the daily?

    I live in this area. Vehicles regularly overtake on the solid yellow lines, speed by at over double the limit, tailgate, text or call while driving. Trucks speed while overloaded, then jake brake to slow down.

    The rules we have aren’t enforced regularly, or even observed, by the police. The giving out of licenses isn’t working. The amount of dangerous vehicles that somehow are ‘inspected’ is nuts.

    The impact of all this is traffic tailbacks when there’s a simple fender bender. Families grieving over dead relatives when there’s a big crash. Increased road rage and stress.

    Slow the eff down. Wear a seatbelt.

    That said, Shamrock Road tomorrow, I’ll bet anyone my week’s wages that the usual wacky races will take place in the morning. Sigh.

    • Anonymous says:

      Little Cayman, arriving and expecting a DL.
      What kind of driving TEST?
      Most of them never drove a car before.
      The test is if you can get the car in gear, passed.
      They don’t know the rules, never see an indicator, half of vehicles look they have not been inspected in years, can’t even read the license plate.

    • Anonymous says:

      My family doesn’t go out far from home at night anymore. We loved going east to visit restaurants and relax, but we have had many friends and famiky members injured or killed in drunk driving accidents in the states.

      Even in the daytime, the wreckless and dangerous driving has gotten much worse over the last few years.

      It’s maddening and its madness.

  15. Anonymous says:

    This is a tragic loss of life and my thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family.

    However, every time I venture past the Hurley’s roundabout I fear for my safety. Cars speeding, racing each other, weaving in and out of traffic, driving without lights on, driving with zero (sometimes negative) respect for other road users. It’s a miracle that people aren’t killed daily.

    Visible policing (yes- drive around with your blue lights on so everybody can see you) would certainly help limit these bad driving behaviors, and more actual police enforcement can deal with it the rest of the time.

    Anything will be better than the current plan in place to curb this behavior. What is the current plan? Build more roads to extend the racetrack?

    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed. Quite sad, but you are absolutely correct. The driving culture here is beyond broken.

      Speeding, wreckless driving, following too closely, etc, etc

      The carnage will continue until the culture changes.

    • Anonymous says:

      more lanes equall more speeders. the nra has no idea what they are doing. more lanes just get us to, traffic faster, in a need for medical assitance faster. this board and the current goverenment need to look at reducing speed limits and remove these race track speed ways they have created. they have done more to cuase harm than solve traffic.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not to mention the drinking.

    • Anonymous says:

      echo your thoughts about another tragic, completely avoidable loss of a young life.
      nothing will be done by the government to improve safety on our roads because the current crop of MLAs value money above life.

      • Anonymous says:

        And also it’s just not happening to them or their family so they don’t care enough to do anything about it. But make it had been some top politician or government official.

        • Anonymous says:

          A public education campaign isn’t the answer, because the offenders won’t even read nor follow the advice.

          The “cant tell me nuthin”

      • Anonymous says:

        Maybe now that this most recent victim is closely related to one of them…?

      • Anonymous says:

        How can Government monitor every drunk driver.
        Young people drinking from such a young age.

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