Speed may have caused EE crash

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is looking into speeding as a potential factor in a weekend car crash that left one man on life support at George Town hospital.

RCIPS accident investigators said the 26-year-old man was a passenger in the Honda Integra which apparently lost control going around a left hand curve on Sea View Rd. near the East End post office.

Police said the east-bound Honda hit a curb and rolled over, ejecting the passenger. The man was in critical condition at press time Monday.

The driver of the vehicle, a 25-year-old man, suffered a dislocated shoulder and some minor bruises. He was hospitalised and is expected to recover.

Officers did take a blood sample from the driver to determine whether he had any alcohol or drugs in his system at the time of the accident.

No other vehicles were involved in the wreck, which occurred at about 12:45am Saturday.

It was at about this same location and nearly the same time of day on 3 February that another major car crash occurred.

In that accident a 20 year-old man, also in a Honda Integra, collided with a concrete column and two parked cars. Police said his girlfriend was driving behind him, called 911 and took the man to Bodden Town police station. He was hospitalised with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators believe that man was driving under the influence of alcohol.

The speed limit on that section of Sea View Rd. is 25 miles per hour. However, police said drivers rarely abide by that limit.

‘We are concerned that this particular stretch of road has been the location of a number of serious crashes over the last few months,’ said RCIPS spokesperson Deborah Denis. ‘We have placed a new speed trailer in the vicinity of these crashes to drum home the message that drivers need to slow down.’

Ms Denis also said a 23 January accident along Sea View Rd. near Frank Sound killed 18 year old Davado Romar McField. However, that accident occurred a few miles away from the other two wrecks in East End.

Anyone with information about Saturday’s crash is asked to call Acting Chief Inspector Adrian Barnett of the Traffic Management Unit at 926-2204.

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