Accidents over long weekend

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is investigating a car crash that left one man seriously injured Sunday.

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A scene of the car crash on Fairbanks Road.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at 2pm reporting that a car had hit a wall on Fairbanks Road in George Town near Siesta Gardens.

Police and medics responded to the scene and found a man in a red Chevrolet Spark, which had turned on its side. Investigators said the Chevy was heading north along Fairbanks Road when the 37-year-old driver lost control on a curve and collided with a guard wall.

The man was removed from the vehicle by fire and rescue personnel along with the ambulance crew. The driver, who sustained head injuries, was taken to hospital and is listed in serious condition.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or believes they saw the vehicle just before the accident is asked to contact Acting Chief Inspector Derrick Elliott on 925 2176.

Another accident occurred on Friday, 23 January involving a male cyclist who suffered minor injuries after a collision with a car on West Bay Road in the vicinity of Queens Court.

A White Toyota Mark II was travelling toward George Town when the 18-year-old cyclist made a right turn into the path of the vehicle. The cyclist fell to the ground and was helped by the driver of the Toyota.

The cyclist, who received minor bruises to his body and palms, was taken to George Town hospital for treatment and later released.