Driver arrested in EE crash

A 24-year-old man from East End has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving in connection with a Saturday wreck which left the passenger in his car on life support.

Royal Cayman Islands Police investigators said excessive speed may have been a factor in the crash. They also took a blood sample from the driver to see if drugs or alcohol were involved.

The 25-year-old passenger has been identified by police as Heven Stanford Rankin. He’s been on a life support machine ever since he was taken to George Town hospital after the 12:45am crash, and police said his condition has never improved.

The wreck happened in the east-bound lane of Sea View Rd. near the East End Post office. Police said the Honda Integra the two men were in lost control after going around a left hand bend.

Mr. Rankin was thrown from the vehicle. The driver suffered a dislocated shoulder and some bruising.

RCIPS officers said the location on Sea View is one where drivers routinely ignore the speed limit of 25 miles per hour. At least one other serious crash has occurred there since early February.

Police have placed their new speed monitoring trailer in the area to encourage drivers to slow down.

Anyone with information about the wreck is asked to contact Police Constable Graham Daisley of the Traffic Management Unit at 926-1672.

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