Three killed in fiery 5-car pile-up on Shamrock Road

| 13/05/2024 | 125 Comments
Fatal collision on Shamrock Rd, 13 May 2024 (from social media)

(CNS): Three people have been killed following a major collision involving five vehicles on Shamrock Road, close to Coral Bay Village, at around 12:15am on Monday. In a press release, the RCIPS said a black Honda Accord, a white Toyota Tundra and a black Honda Fit were some of the cars involved. The Toyota Tundra and the Honda Fit both caught fire, and the three people in the Honda were all killed. Two people in other vehicles were injured and taken to hospital.

Police have not yet revealed many details about the fatal smash but said fire crews had extinguished the fires in the two vehicles. The three victims, who were pronounced dead at the scene, have not yet been identified, and police are appealing for information that may assist with the identification process. The roadway has since been cleared but was closed during the morning commute.

The collision occurred on a stretch of Shamrock Road that is notorious for road crashes. A local campaign has been launched to address visibility problems for those turning in and out of residential homes, condo complexes and side streets, as well as the speed at which drivers travel on what is a dual lane on one side and a single lane on the other.

‘Save Lives on Shamrock Road’ is a neighbourhood group that has been lobbying the police, government and MPs for several years about the need for traffic-calming measures and reducing the speed limit in that area. A spokesperson told CNS that despite their efforts, officials have not responded to their suggestions.

“We’ve had two large meetings with them where we’ve made some great suggestions on how to calm the traffic, and in return, they’ve made undertakings but not followed through… and have stopped communicating with us,” the spokesperson said, adding that it was time for “elected officials to take positive action and stop passing the buck and letting people die on the roads and on our doorstep”.

This is the third fatal collision on Cayman’s roads this year and a total of five people have died.

Following Monday’s horrific smash, investigators said numerous calls had been made to HSA and funeral homes relating to the people involved, and police are asking people to direct all enquires relating to possible victims to the RCIPS Casualty Bureau at 1-345-649-4354 for this incident.

The matter is under investigation by the Traffic and Roads Policing Management Unit but police have declared this a major incident involving the RCIPS, CIFS and HSA.

Anonymous tips can be provided to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or the website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Caymancrimestoppers.com.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Government’s lack of interest in road safety is quite shocking. Neither the politicos or the mandarins seem to care one jot about the daily carnage.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    This won’t happen as we don’t have the brains to do it.

    Introduce European style testing. Don’t accept any non-European license for exchange. Provisional license for those who haven’t passed the test for up to 6 months, and they must have a large L plate on.

    The accident rate of The Americas is bad. Caribbean countries terrible. African countries, the pits.

    The above would see a lot of our driving instructors lose their jobs, as they’re terrible.

    In order for the above to be implemented, excellent public transportation would be needed. Again, that isn’t happening.

    I’m going to buy a surplus military vehicle to cruise around in.

    Oh, and if you don’t wear your seatbelt in this environment, you’re a bona fide idiot.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Is it true that the UK experts we hired are now going on a jolly to Bermuda to have a look at their great public transportation system.

      Looks like another fiefdom being created again by an expat, remember the twice removed Fire Chief who came from Dubai and was a qualified trainer. Which Ministry was that again that signed off on his numerous overseas trips for training over two years to train himself on our dime and expense of not training Caymanians?

      We can surely select them advisers eh.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    one point to make, although slight off topic, is why don’t rcips officers have bodyworn cameras as standard? they are public servants and what they do whilst on duty should be subject to scrutiny to reassure the public and protect themselves. case in point,footage of the miracle of the moving lamppost and the honourable donkey man would have provided interesting viewing how decisions were made not to breathalyse and maybe give people that believe they are above the law a bit more to think about. in relation to road traffic accidents, the decisions made by officers and the general behaviour of the public on the roads could actually be documented if body worn cameras were mandated by the RCIPS leadership across the service. it does make one wonder if there are nefarious reasons why this hasn’t already been implemented.

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  4. TAKE VIDEOS AND POST IT! says:

    I highly recommend that motorists start taking video of speeding and reckless drivers and posting it on social media. Naming and shaming is the only way to get this to stop.

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    • Slow Your Roll says:

      Please don’t do this while you are driving unless you have a safe way of doing so.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Dashcam or mount iPhone ( lots of Dashcam Apps).

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        • Anonymous says:

          I’m back in the UK now and everyone here seems to have a dashcam. Some of us (I’m one) have front and rear cameras and the police will accept our footage as evidence to prosecute offenders. i don’t know how this works in the Cayman Islands but in the UK if you post the footage on social media or copy it to the press it’s inadmissable in court.

      • Anonymous says:

        Agree, there needs to be a website devoted to outing idiot drivers in Cayman. The police are not in the least bit concerned about accepting dashcam video to go after offenders so why not make it publicly available.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not enough voters care. If they did, the offenders wouldn’t drive in such a manner. The reason why there isn’t enforcement is because not enough voters care. That’s the root cause. That’s what needs changing, followed by European-quality driving tests, European-quality police, and European-quality vehicle confiscations and disposals, and prison sentences.

      But we’re not in Europe, we’re in the Caribbean, so Caribbean standards apply. Expats’ only genuine choice, given that we’re (stated neutrally, without criticism) excluded from voting, is to go back to where we came from (or somewhere better than both places – e.g. Dubai’s RTA rate is low, as they have decent policing).

      Stated less neutrally: in exchange for the benefit of Cayman’s better weather and shorter, we endure the burden of third world standards of public administration. People’s willingness to accept that trade off will both vary between different families, and dissipate within those families with time as the novelty of warm weather wears off. Hence the churn of people constantly arriving, doing a few years, deciding they would rather that their children aren’t killed in an RTA, and then leaving.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Condolences to the families ! however I think everyone will agree these type of accidents are not the result of safe driving practices, and will continue
    because we have so many drivers on the road that drive like it’s a game of who can go the fastest nothing or no one to blame but themselves

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    • Anonymous says:

      Strawman argument deflecting from the lack of personal responsibility, recklessness and law enforcement.

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      • Anonymous says:

        According to your argument the five people who lost lives in the Titanic Submersible were lacking personal responsibility

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        • Anonymous says:

          Well, if you want a stupid argument, then yeah. If the passengers had done a Google or two, they’d have seen how risky this was, and how the business wasn’t exactly known for its safety record. You’re welcome.

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        • Anonymous says:

          LOL. Of course they lacked personal responsibility!

        • Anonymous says:

          CNS please bring back the LOL button😂

  6. Anonymous says:

    put a few speed bumb on that stretch…

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  7. Anonymous says:

    93mph is the highest speed I’ve seen on the speed camera near South Shore/Ocean Club – any takers on anything higher? That is usually 4/5mph slower than what’s showing on your dashboard, so circa 100mph in reality.

    Needless to say, Honda Fit with the driver wearing a high viz construction top…

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    • Anonymous says:

      You’re not wrong about the high viz tops. I see construction works in their distinctive yellow at ridiculous speeds.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Actually most car speedometers show 3/4 mph fast rather than slow, so it’s more like 89 in reality (not that it makes a difference).

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      • Anonymous says:

        Writer is referring to the speed camera,

        • Anonymous says:

          Okay, it’s not a camera, it’s based off radar technology.

          The point is, the speed that flashes up is accurate. The speed on the dashboard will often overstate speed, by up to 10%. In any case, we’re looking at people regularly doubling the speed limit. This is an area with a fairly busy junction at times (Poindexter) and entrance/exits to two very busy condo complexes.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    a by-product of rcips not enforcing basic rules of the road.
    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.
    win-win-win.
    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

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    • Anonymous says:

      Get rid of point #2, and cut any police who are unwilling to do their jobs instead. We pay far too much for “law enforcement” as is, and there is no need to add more bodies to that. We have one of the highest numbers of cops per region in the entire world. They just need to be held accountable and actually do the easiest part of the jobs they signed up for.

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      • Anonymous says:

        (Obvious typo, point #1 is the one in question. Point 2 deserves to be written into the constitution 😂)

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    • Iceberg says:

      umyou talking crap, no knowledge. you have a problem with Jamaicans, its evident.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, you’re right, we have a huge problem with Jamaicans! Too many have been allowed here.

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        • Anonymous says:

          allowed behind a wheel and tasked with enforcing traffic laws which are non-existent in Jamaica.

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    • Iceberg says:

      you talking crap, no knowledge. you have a problem with Jamaicans, its evident.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The UK DOES accept Jamaican driving licences but after 12 months they have to take a practical test (which is a lot harder than the Cayman test):

      If your licence was not issued in the EU or a designated country, the DVLA states you can drive any category of small vehicle (motorcycles, cars, vehicles up to 3,500kg such as vans, or with up to eight passenger seats) in the UK on your original full, valid licence for 12 months.

      If you want to carry on driving in the UK after this point, you’ll need to apply for a UK provisional licence and pass the UK practical test. You’re not required to take any driving lessons in the UK before taking the test, but you might find it helpful to get familiar with The Highway Code and brush up on your driving skills.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Thos won’t solve all the problems but likely 80%.

    Reckless driving is $10,000 fine for anyone caught plus automatic deportation for expats.

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    • Anonymous says:

      displaying of ignorance, sad. remove all expat from the island and locals still a crash and probably more too.

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      • Heat Mizer says:

        Yep. Plenty Caymanians driving like their hair on fire everyday too.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Sure but they can’t be deported. Expats can and should.

          They should also mandate mandatory expat convicted criminal deportation.

          All expats should be on their best behavior as our guests.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Try and renew a work permit with a criminal record and see how you go. No WP, you have to leave – unless of course you have persuaded a Caymanian to have a kid with you, then you anchored for sure.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Very sad that people lost their lives. The common denominator is poor driving skills. I live on Fairbanks road and a simple chore of walking my dogs early in the morning has turn out to be a life risking chore. Everyday people speed on the straights, motorcycles doing wheelies, cars without lights and of course the morons with music blaring from open windows. Very seldom a police car is there, but when he is, he catches speeder after speeder, but it continues to happen. It will not be long before another death occurs. This is a residential road with multiple side turnings. You can exit these side roads and it is clear but oftentimes as soon as you do a vehicle is heading for you at 50-60 mph. There have already been multiple collisions but to date no deaths. It is just a matter of time as the road becomes increasingly busy.

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    • Anonymous says:

      And to add they do not stop at the three-way stop at Fairbanks and Aspiration Drive.

      RCIPS should position a patrol car there in the morning and afternoons, DAILY!

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    • Anonymous says:

      I live in the same area. I usually drive my dog to an area that’s quieter. Yes, an area quieter than a residential area with a posted 25mph limit.

      Fairbanks attracts idiots 24/7. The pavement is non-existent in most parts. The lighting is poor, but doesn’t stop the fools in Honda Accords driving with only foglights on.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    one thing about Honda Fit, they attract the most unfit drivers.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    People are seriously blaming the car being a Honda Fit, and a hybrid at that.

    Planes and helicopters will fly over your head, and I’m guessing so does pretty much everything else!

    IT’S THE DRIVING AND LICENSING, LACK OF ENFORCEMENT, AND OUTDATED LAWS.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    For the past number of years, we have witnessed what can only be described as ‘road violence’ terrorize most of the road safety conscious drivers. The recent triple fatality in Spotts is but yet another reason to add to the numerous reasons that already exist, why something MUST be done. As such, I am writing to make the following suggestions, that whilst will not stop those persons who have no regard for human life from driving like embecilies, it will certainly remove them from our roads once caught:

    SPEEDING-

    A- any speed up to 20 MPH over the posted speed limit will incur a ticket as obtains now; any speeding in a school zone will be triple the amount;

    B- any speed 21 MPH and over the posted speed limit, shall have the following penalties:

    (1) First offence- a fine of CI$1000 and disqualification for three (3) months;

    (2) Second Offence- a fine of $3000 and disqualification for 6 months;

    (3) third offence- a fine of $5000 and disqualification of 2 years; any offence hereafter is lifetime ban on driving;

    DUI offences-

    (1) First offence- a fine of $3000 and disqualification from driving for 3 years;

    (2) Second Offence- a fine of $5000 and disqualification of 5 years;

    (3) Third offence- fine of $5000 and lifetime disqualification

    DUMP TRUCKS-

    The maximum speed for dump trucks is 35 mph; thus the fines referenced above for speeding will be 1.5 times those amounts specified above.

    Will the above completely stop speeding, careless and irresponsible driving? Absolutely not and I am not inferring that it will. However we can only hope that with such serious penalties, those drivers who have no care and respect for our roads will be guided to do the right thing and be responsible drivers.

    To ALL MPs- you do not have to take on the above suggestions; however you MSUT do something, and do something quick.

    I am sure that the above comments will get many thumbs down, and I respect that; however I will challenge those who give a thumbs down to offer suggestions on how we as a public can demand action from our leaders. Remember this comment is not about drivers who obey road rules, this is about the small percentage who chose to act like fools whilst endangering those of us who do the right thing.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Excellent post but don’t look for the MPs to do a damn thing about it. You/we would get more response from 19 sea eggs in a 5 gallon bucket of salt water.

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    • Anonymous says:

      This won’t do a thing. Deport expats over 20 MPH and $10,000 fine.

      Also, deport expat drivers driving without a license, unlicensed vehicle or no insurance.

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    • I wish they could work says:

      The harshness of the penalties does not matter when our own police traffic department does not apply them equitably. Case & Point, leaving the scene of an accident in which you were involved and not being breathalyzed after a light pole jumps out into the road in front of your vehicle (I’ve heard they sometimes do that).

      There are also many occasions where speeding tickets have been issued to those not speeding, one of the reason I have a dash cam which unfortunately is inadmissible in court as an officers word (even if not the issuing officer) is taken as truth over video evidence to the contrary… unless one can afford a lawyer of the correct standing (5 digit bill minimum).

      Until the corruption in the judicial and police systems is eliminated, or at least minimized, harsh penalties will only be applied to certain demographics of our population and will have little effect in addressing the issue.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Good post. Whilst I do not agree with the heavy handed fines, I surely do agree with the disqualifications and endorse this aspect of the post 100%.

      MPs, your silence is deafening.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    By Ocean Club and South Shore, I’ve nearly been hit by a car heading west, head-on, whilst on two wheels. He was on the wrong side of the road, and weaving with little control. Didn’t make headlines as I wasn’t killed.

    Another time, turning into Ocean Club, again on two wheels, a car heading east was overtaking as I made the turn. Missed by millimeters. Didn’t make headlines as I wasn’t killed.

    These things happen every day due to simpletons being allowed to drive on our roads. I’m honestly surprised there aren’t more fatalities.

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  15. Anonymous says:

    lithium ion batteries burn with intense heat! i no want electric car…..no sah!

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      So you know for a fact that these cars had batteries? There is NO way a Toyota Tundra or Honda Fit are electric..They DON’T make them.

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      • Anonymous says:

        2nd generation Honda Fit is hybrid if it’s fit clear lights at the back. Newer generations are mostly hybrid here due to import duty breaks.

        But, that’s not why people are dying.

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    • Anonymous says:

      New EV cars are lithium-titanium-oxide or Sodium-ion.
      They don’t catch fire or go up in flames when damaged.

      Tell me you know nothing about Battery tech with out telling me you know nothing.

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  16. Caymanian says:

    I’ve seen several social media posts stating that the guy who probably caused the accident will be missed and he should rest in peace and condolences to his family. But privately I’m told that the guy was a habitual reckless driver and that it was only a matter of time he killed himself and others. Where are the posts condemning him and the epidemic of young men speeding on our roads, putting the public at risk on a daily basis?

    I live on the stretch of West Bay Road between the fire station on Fosters West Bay, which is a 30 KPH zone with blind corners and a solid white center line (which means No Overtaking!) through most of the area. The number of speeding cars on that stretch of road is unbelievable. I see people overtaking there every day, cars flying through at 80-90 KPH EVERY DAY! In a 30 KPH residential area! And most of the culprits are driving older Hondas and Toyotas and appear to have the most to lose if they have an accident. So why are they so reckless?

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    • Anonymous says:

      There are no speed limits in the Cayman Islands posted in KPH. If you are truly Caymanian, or even Resident, you would know it’s all calibrated in MPH as a British Territory.

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      • Caymanian says:

        @Anonymous at 14/05/2024 at 9:47 am – My mistake. I should’ve stated MPH and not KPH. And yes, I really am Caymanian. Multi-generational in fact, not that it matters. And hopefully my error of stating speeds in KPH rather than MPH wasn’t the only takeaway you got from my comment.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Did you ask that question to any of the people that are telling you all that stuff privately? They are the same people that need to make their thoughts public, not the randoms that troll CNS.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Just a small clarification, that portion of West Bay Road you are referring to has an actual Speed Limit of 30 MPH or 48 KPH, not 30 KPH (18 MPH).

      I also agree that people drive way to fast in this area, I too often encounter people riding my bumper in the area and recklessly overtaking for no real reason, especially at night.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Let me answer the question about these condolences and behaving like people are Saints. I know a woman that goes on Facebook all the time about her wonderful father who has died. The man molested his daughters. Everyone forgets about the bad people do when they die. They could’ve raped and killed someone yesterday. Die today and they are going to heaven. I hate hypocrisy so I don’t attend funerals.

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  17. Anonymous says:

    Guess they hadn’t taken the pledge?

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  18. Anonymous says:

    5 vehicles… at 12:15 am on a Monday? Wow. One can only imagine that speed and/or alcohol was involved. Very sad for all the family members who are now mourning the loss of loved ones. Drive Smart, Cayman.

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  19. Stephen Kingfish says:

    Maiximum Overdrive isn’t real.

    Cars do not kill people. The people operating cars kill people.

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    • Anonymous says:

      who made who?
      The video games say, “Play me”
      Face it on a level, but it take you every time on a one-on-one
      Feelin’ running down your spine
      Nothin’ gonna save your one last dime ’cause it own you

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      • Anonymous says:

        That’s a sweet beat
        but it doan really meet the street
        when we realise
        that the people that dies
        are those that hard ride on the concrete

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  20. Anonymous says:

    Did any of these drivers take the safe road pledge that Eric Bush said would salve all the problems? Does anyone think perhaps speed and reckless driving played any part in this horrific accident? Sometimes the way drivers cut so close in between the other traveling vehicles while switching from one lane to another scares us. The roads are just a free for all without any real lack of enforcement.

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  21. Wayne says:

    I strongly believe those cars are death trap

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  22. Anonymous says:

    very sad news

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  23. Anonymous says:

    Sadly the standards of driving are shockingly low. People don’t pay attention when pulling out, changing lanes, etc etc. Shamrock Rd has to change, it is a constant location of fatal accidents.

    I also think the traffic lights at Bobby Thompson Highway will soon see a fatality – cars get up a lot of speed off the new roundabout trying to make it through green lights and there are cars in the opposite direction chancing their arm turning right onto Smith Rd hoping to beat the oncoming speeding traffic.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    We need to stop accepting drivers licences from Jamaica and require that anyone with a Jamaican drivers licence take the wirtten and practical road test. That is the only way to weed out those who lack proper driving skills.

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    • Anonymous says:

      just for your information, to obtain a driver’s license from jamaica is more challenging and rigorously than the cayman island. in Cayman the driving test is too east and lack expertise. so jamaican drivers is not the problem but ppl who lack of following the rules of the road.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Legally, maybe? But who from yard actually bothers to get a legal license, especially to use overseas? You can have one as legit as can be for $25 USD without ever starting your ignition for a test.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Another thin skinned Jamaican. Let your actions and character prove others wrong. It is a fact that most Jamaicans here have never owned or driven a vehicle (legally) before coming to Cayman. It shows. Just drive by the construction sights and look at the cars parked on the shoulder facing oncoming traffic. See them stopped in the road to hold a conversation or just blatantly park in the road. Then the Jamaican police drive past and do nothing.

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  25. Anonymous says:

    Yes. Drivers had nothing to do with this…

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  26. Anonymous says:

    Lack of law enforcement and a culture of reckless driving. It will take a decade to fix this, although neither the government or the community is really interested. So the only thing that can probably be done is to festoon every inch of road with traffic calming furniture.

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  27. Anonymous says:

    Honda manufacturers, hybrids, and speed aren’t the problems, though they get much attention. It’s the crashing part that kills people. There are far too many daily crashes in the Cayman Islands because there aren’t sufficient ticketing officers to discourage all manner of bad behaviour, even by those that aren’t properly licensed and the many imposters driving around as though they are licensed, even without ever having taken a lesson.

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  28. Shoresguy says:

    I pulled out of the shores one am at 6 in morning. Turned right to go countryside and work. I was faced with a car on my side of the road coming towards me at 60+ mph i just shouted F**k and pulled into the bush area as fast as possible to avoid a head on. Shook me up bad ,

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  29. Anonymous says:

    What are you going to do with the chronic speeders who will speed any day at any circumstances? How does one address dumb morons?
    Not even proper cameras on the roads in one of the most well-to-do jurisdictions of the world. I guess as usual, it takes some big wig’s personal interests involved for something to change. Then laws literally change overnight.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Jamaican traffic cops don’t ticket Jamaican drivers- plain and simple.

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      • watcher says:

        I no longer thing that generalisation is accurate. I know and have seen RCIPS officers from Jamaica ticketing Jamaicans. I think some of them work hard to oppose the stereotype which many of us throw out there as though it were a given.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Sounds very familiar. Like when Caymanians are generalized as lazy and stupid. Other have to work extra hard to oppose the stereotype. Not just at work, but in most aspects of society. We are even treated differently by the service industry.

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      • Anonymous says:

        It gets worse than that.

        I’ve experienced a Jamaican cop falsify accident records to make the Caymanian driver at fault because the other driver (the one really at fault) was another Jamaican (and also a friend of his).

        The innocent party (who was also severely injured in the crash) was charged with dangerous driving and had to go to court. Although it was proven that both the Jamaican cop and the other Jamaican driver LIED – no action was taken by the almmost fully Jamaican RCIPS. And that same cop is still on the road investigating accidents.

        That same cop also unfairly targeted family members of the Caymanian driver in subsequent traffic stops. Third World cops equals Third World behaviour.

        Don’t say it doesn’t happen just because it hasn’t happened to you…yet.

        It’s crazy that we employ so many officers from one of the most corrupt police forces in the Western world. Google it. One of the highest rates of extra judicial killings (killings by cop) in the world.

  30. JoelB says:

    Yes, the cars are not idiot proof…smh.
    Last time I checked; irresponsible, speeding and intoxicated drivers finding their match in physics would be responsible. You simply can’t go on the road any longer, one of them will hurt you. My heart goes out to the families.

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  31. Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately we will never hear what exactly happened.
    It’s news today and tomorrow its all forgotten.

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  32. Anonymous says:

    Reduce the speed on that stretch to 25 mph and enforce the law for a change.
    Every day i see people overtake using the oncoming 2 lanes, no police in sight.
    I also notice they are mainly white accountants from England.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Wow! Your ability to establish nationality and employment of someone just by looking in their car is truly astonishing. Methinks obeah at work here!

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    • Call it what it is. says:

      Lies. Most of the speeders you see on the road are guys in florescent orange and florescent green shirts in Honda Accords, Civics and Toyota Mark X’s, and appear to be Jamaican. And kill all the noise about how we blame Jamaicans for everything. You want a better reputation, then try improving your public image yourself and be more damn responsible. That’s a word very few young Caribbean men want to embrace. Responsible.

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  33. Anonymous says:

    1. Bring back family life in Cayman. This culture of partying and being “outside” is ruining this country. No one should be out at that hour on a Sunday unless for work and you’re SOBER.
    2. Police presence.. why are they never around??? This isn’t the first fatality on that street.
    3. Jamaican nationals need to stop speeding!!! It is horrific in the early morning hours as they head to work. Why do they value their life so little in that country? why do they insist on being a nuisance everywhere they go????
    4. Our laws are too slack.

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  34. Anonymous says:

    Yup. EVs suck.

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  35. Elvis says:

    There’s nothing wrong with the cars in Cayman, any of them regardless of made or model.
    Our issues are drivers on our roads .

    RIP

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  36. Anonymous says:

    Since CIG is incompetent and won’t act there is a simple solution. All insurance companies refuse to insure Honda FITs. Problem solved.

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    • watcher says:

      You think the CARS caused the collision??? Really??? Seek help. Cars are inanimate objects. They don’t kill without humans driving them.

  37. Anonymous says:

    They have lost control of this place the corruption in Government is now paying big dividends here !

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  38. Anonymous says:

    Oh boy. Serious crash after serious crash goes unheeded, and this is where we’re at. After living in the area for years, it’s time to rip up the idea that this is a racetrack. Install speedbumps and make it a 30 zone. If you want traffic to flow, make it flow into the widened arterial road. Encourage people to avoid Shamrock Road, since it’s use by date was around 15 years ago in terms of coping with traffic.

    Alter the right of way at Countryside corner so if you’re heading east, you need to give way to traffic from Hirst Road.

    Speed traps don’t work, fixed cameras won’t work as the system cannot process them, police patrols don’t work as there’s few safe places to pull over vehicles, we can’t trust our garbage drivers to do the right thing, so hard infrastructure is all I can think of, from Savannah to Lantern Point.

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    • watcher says:

      Rather than touring around, install officers in cars at various problem points. Keep them there at various problem times. Ticket infractions heavily. Make drivers that are intoxicated/high wary of driving in that condition. Make the penalties more severe. Crack down HARD. Keep cracking down HARD. Make it hurt for the criminals, RCIPS.

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  39. John says:

    Apart from the everyday speeding that takes place, that stretch of road is particularly dangerous because motorists ignore the road markings and make illegal turns across the centre of the road. In that situation, you have a stationary car in the middle of the road waiting to make a turn, while cars are travelling 40mph in the same direction in the same lane. The problem is very rarely the roads, it’s the drivers and the almost complete absence of any enforcement of the existing laws by RICPS. Having illuminated signs showing your speed, or signs showing the speed limit painted on the rouads, will make absolutely no difference to the standard of driving. Nothing apart from active enforcement of the laws and fines / bans for those that break the laws will have any effect.

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  40. Anonymous says:

    Racing in the early morning hours, who knows at what speeds?
    My wife was almost killed by a maniac in a BMW on the Spotts Raceway near Ocean Club. I saw it happen, estimated the BMW to have been doing in excess of 80 mph. This was during the Christmas light show display in evening’s at the Crighton’s home.
    With pedestrians by the roadside & young children being pushed along in strollers, no less.
    Hopefully this incident will be a wakeup call for a major shift in traffic policing, as it relates to adhering to safe driving & the enforcement of harsh penalties for those that ignore driving safety rules & road code.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Yep same happened to me this weekend with a white jeep Cherokee, passing me by Ocean club. The speed sign recorded 64….

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      • Anonymous says:

        Possibly the same white jeep with a female driver who sometime in November used some of the most profane, vulgar and unruly language to me that I have ever heard.

        Even told me that I must go back where I came from, and i was doing just that. Going back to GT. Guess she presumed that I wasn’t Caymanian.

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      • Anonymous says:

        They should take down that challenge sign.

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  41. Anonymous says:

    so these folk did not take the pledge???
    time for class action lawsuit against the incompetence of police and cig regarding road safety.

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  42. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps it’s the way people who drive them , and the way they drive, that has something to do with it.

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  43. Anonymous says:

    Even less law enforcement on the roads. Easy to see that the police do not want to catch the really bad drivers at all. Just the easy ones. This and more is what is expected now. Drive accordingly.

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    • Anonymous says:

      More like drive defensively. Think like a motorcyclist should, that everyone on the roads is a danger.

      Might just save your life.

      • Anonymous says:

        I live on the Brac. Had to be in Grand for a week. That is the way I drove, like all of you were reckless maniacs who sought to end my life. Most of the time, I was wrong, but just occasionally, I was completely right. Those few maniacs are the ones we all have to watch out for — the people who try to dart into openings in traffic, the people who just decide to go for it regardless of the rightness of their situation.

        I observed that the people driving on Walkers Road down to Fosters at the airport were mostly kind in allowing people into traffic, or even allowing folk to cross traffic to be on their way. That sure as hell wasn’t the case in West Bay. People drive aggressively there. Note to self: Enjoy East End, avoid West Bay and George Town.

  44. Anonymous says:

    How much you want to be it was a hybrid Honda Fit?? They recalled millions of them for fire safety concerns. Those cars are a deathtrap. Same thing killed that young doctor lady in East End.

    CIG ought to step in and ban them all from the roads.

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    • Anonymous says:

      New hybrid batteries are alot safer than older ones.
      The issue is gasoline not just batteries.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I think it’s the morons driving the vehicles that’s the fundamental problem.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry for the lives lost.One of the main reasons we are having so many accidents, is because this group of police that we have these days, are not apprehending the speeders, reckless drivers, selfish drivers, criminals, on the road. The police we have is worthless.

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      • Just The Facts says:

        A police force that won’t enforce basic laws such as parking on double yellows at Bacadere cannot be depended on to enforce speeding or reckless driving.

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    • Anonymous says:

      They need to do a recall on all the idiot drivers, more like.

      Traffic often doing 60mph+ separated by a lick of paint from traffic heading in the opposite direction often doing similar speeds, it’s a terrible road populated by drivers that don’t indicate, undertake due to people cruising at 25 in the right lane, no taking into account cars from driveways, no taking into account pedestrians or cyclists. It’s a mess. A Honda Fit is the least important part of the puzzle.

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    • Anonymous says:

      While I agree with your comments 100%, sometimes we must also look at the imbeciles we have driving on our roads. Cars only react to who is behind the wheel.

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    • Fed Up! says:

      Absurd viewpoint. When vehicles weighing thousands of kilos are driven by reckless maniacs at excessive speeds, all vehicles are at risk.

      Yet another miss at the root issue-lawlessness and no respect for others is pervasive and as proven here, lethal.

      Since the maniacs have so self-control and respect for laws and other humans, it is time for a zero tolerance traffic policy from RCIPS.

      Cite all violations, no matter how small.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I believe Honda recalled hybrid CR-Vs for a cable problem that could increase fire risk.

      106,000, not “millions”.

      I couldn’t find any Honda Fit recalls. If you know of a link to it, I would be interested in seeing it.

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      p.s. to clarify, there have been many Honda Fit recalls, however I didn’t see fire safety recalls. I’ve been wrong before.

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