Man dead after motorbike crash

A 42-year-old Caymanian man is dead following a single vehicle motorcycle accident on Fern Circle, George Town, Wednesday.

An officer walks through the site of the fatal motorcycle crash

An officer walks through the site of the fatal motorcycle crash scene on Grand Cayman Wednesday. The bike is in the background. Photo: James Dimond

The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred just after 1.30pm. Police are investigating the fatality and have not released the deceased man’s name, but he has been identified by friends and family members as Liquor Licensing Board Inspector Donald Green.

RCIPS Inspector Dane Pinnock said it is too early to determine whether speed was a factor in the crash, but said it appeared the man had lost control, colliding with a fence on the south side of the circle. It is understood the deceased man lived on Fern Circle.

Relatives and friends arriving on the scene Wednesday afternoon were visibly shaken by what had occurred on the usually quiet road. An RCIPS Family Liaison Officer was providing support to family members at the scene.

‘It’s not an area that you would normally expect an accident of this sort,’ said Inspector Pinnock. ‘But is underscores that motorists need to be careful wherever they are; whether there are a thousand vehicles on the road or just one.’

He said the RCIPS are appealing for anyone that witnessed the accident to contact PC Harris at the Traffic Department.

The crash comes just over two weeks after Australian national Shaney Tania Bar-On, 39, was killed in a crash on the Esterley-Tibbetts Highway. Wednesday’s crash is the 10th fatality on Cayman’s roads in 2007.

‘This is the second accident in just over two weeks and it underscores the need for everyone to be extra careful on the road, especially in the period leading up to Christmas when people can sometimes go overboard with drinking and so on,’ Inspector Pinnock said.

‘We are asking motorists to be more careful and to use the road in a more sensible manner.’

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