Victims’ families plead with hit-and-run driver

‘Do what is right’

The families of two women who were knocked down along Mount Pleasant Road in West Bay Wednesday night are pleading with the driver who left the scene of the accident to turn himself in. 

Caymanian Rose-Marie Sanderson, 46, and Jamaican national Joan Walters remained hospitalised Friday after they were hit while walking along the road side. According to their families, Ms Sanderson had a broken hip and broken right ankle while Ms Walters suffered serious head injuries and a broken sinus bone underneath one of her eyes. 

“I would ask the driver to put himself in the family’s place,” said Ms Sanderson’s sister, Donna Richards. “Just do what is right; what he would want to have done if it had happened to him.” 

The driver of the car that struck the women – knocking one of them into the air and over a fence along the road – left the scene, police said. He has not been identified and had not been arrested as of late Friday afternoon.

Both victims have been receiving treatment at the Cayman Islands hospital since Wednesday night and were expected to survive.

Both women have four children each, Mrs. Richards said. 

“The hospital bills are going to pile up,” she said, adding that Ms Walters worked as a domestic and Ms Sanderson only worked part-time. 

Royal Cayman Islands Police Inspector Anthony White said officers were given a fairly good description of the hit-and-run vehicle.

“The vehicle is described as silver in colour and has a spoiler on the rear trunk,” Inspector White said. “There were possibly two occupants, one male and one female, in the vehicle at the time of the accident.”

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call PC Stacyann Stewart at 949-4222, or contact Cayman Crime Stoppers at 800-(TIPS).



  1. i was always told as a child to walk on the side of the road facing oncoming traffic and if you are walking at night ‘wear bright gear’ you might think i am heartless, but, all to often i watch people walking at the side of the road and the only light coloured article on there person is a polythene bag containing carry out food.

  2. Whilst accidents “happen”, it is a shame that there are people that live on these tiny islands that lack a conscience, maybe these people were scared – I understand that, but life is full of scary stuff.

    Give yourself up, make it right.

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