Another serious car wreck

Two men suffered serious injuries Wednesday in an early morning car wreck along Bodden Town Rd.

Investigators with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said the crash occurred just east of the Pit Stop Bar. Police said a man called 911 at 3:10am to report that he had been involved in the wreck.

February crash location

Seven major auto accidents have occurred this year. Pictured is the location of a 3 February crash in East End where a 20-year-old man rammed his Honda Integra through a concrete wall and into two parked vehicles on Sea View Road.
Photo: File

Officers said it appeared two men in a Honda Civic collided with a light pole.

The driver, a 25-year-old man, was hospitalised in serious condition at press time Wednesday.

The passenger, identified as 22-year-old Chuck Whittaker by relatives, suffered a broken arm and was sent home from the hospital Wednesday.

Mr. Whittaker’s younger brother Chad told the Caymanian Compass that his brother and the car driver had been out at a club before the wreck occurred.

‘He (Chuck Whittaker) said they left there around midnight, and then the guy that was with him was supposed to go DJ,’ Mr. Whittaker said. ‘So he waited for him….and fell asleep in the car. Next thing you know they had gotten in an accident.’

Police were still investigating the cause of the wreck Wednesday. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the RCIPS Traffic Management Unit at 946-6854.

Wednesday’s crash is just the latest in a series of major wrecks on Grand Cayman’s east and north sides. Most of the crashes have involved young men in one car accidents.

Wrecks in East End and North Side have killed four people since January, have left a police officer seriously injured, and caused major injuries to a 15-year-old boy who needed reconstructive surgery to repair broken bones in his face.

That boy is a cousin of Chuck Whittaker, who was involved in Wednesday’s crash.

Seven major auto accidents, including Wednesday’s incident, which occurred on the island this year have all happened between Savanah-Newlands on the east side and Old Man Bay on the north. All have happened between the hours of 9pm and 4am.

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