More road carnage

A 28-year-old Jamaican woman has became the ninth person to die on Cayman’s roads this year, after the car she was driving slammed into a utility pole at Breakers Sunday morning.

A male passenger in the White Toyota Camry was also hurt in the crash, but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said the fatality happened at around 8.10am on Bodden Town road in the vicinity of the Breakers Speedway as the car travelled toward East End.

The deceased woman, who had not been named at press time Monday, died on the scene, while the male passenger was rushed to George Town Hospital before being released later Sunday.

This latest death on Cayman’s roads comes just over a week after another single vehicle accident left two Jamaican work permit holders fighting for their lives.

They were airlifted to Jamaica for emergency treatment after the Grey Honda Civic they were travelling in careered into a utility pole on Eastern Avenue, in George Town, in the early hours of Saturday, 24 November.

Fire and rescue officers had to cut the men out of the vehicle’s wreckage after the crash. Neither man was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and eyewitnesses said the car may have been speeding to overtake another vehicle.

The car’s driver, Junior Lindo, 22, remains on a life support machine in an induced coma with a broken neck, broken ribs, broken legs and likely brain damage.

The passenger in the car, Damien Brown 28, has been left paralysed from the shoulders to the waist however he is conscious and talking, said Mr. Brown’s brother, Ricardo Barclay.

‘We are just hoping and praying that he will be able to walk again someday,’ Mr. Barclay told the Caymanian Compass Monday morning.

The RCIPS said Scenes of Crime officers had processed the scene of Sunday’s crash and an accident reconstructionist is carrying out investigations.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or believes they saw the vehicle prior to the crash is asked to contact Police Constable Kenville Holder on 926-1671.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.