Accident victim critical

Royal Cayman Islands Police are seeking the driver of a red Mitsubishi Pajero in what appears to have been a particularly callous hit-and-run accident Thursday in West Bay.

Two women were injured in the crash. One remained in critical condition Friday.

The Pajero’s male driver was described as white, with a slim build wearing long hair in a ponytail. Witnesses said the hit-and-run suspect was wearing a red t-shirt and khaki pants.

Those witnesses got a good look at the man after they said he exited the vehicle immediately following the crash and appeared to carry one of the accident victims to the side of the road. The driver then sped off shortly after.

The hit-and-run occurred just after 7pm Thursday near the Centennial Towers complex along West Bay Road.

A 54-year-old woman who suffered serious head injuries after she was struck was due to be airlifted off-Island Friday. She was in intensive care at George Town hospital since Thursday night. .

A 20-year-old woman also suffered injuries to her face, ankles and arm from the crash. She was treated and later released at George Town Hospital.

Police said they have some good clues to go on in the accident.

The Pajero’s side mirror was broken off in the crash. Officers also said that there was a witness who apparently followed the suspect vehicle for some distance. But that individual had not immediately come forward.

‘It is inhumane to hit someone and just leave them by the side of the road,’ West Bay Police station commander Angelique Howell said. ‘It could’ve happened to someone you love.’

There are believed to be fewer than 100 Mitsubishi Pajero models on Grand Cayman.

RCIPS Inspector Adrian Barnett of Traffic Management is asking anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed the incident or saw a jeep-like vehicle flee from the area to please come forward.

Inspector Barnett can be contacted on 946-6254.

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