Update: Hit-and-run suspect arrested

Woman struck by vehicle in Bodden Town

Royal Cayman Islands Police arrested a suspect Friday afternoon in connection with a gruesome hit-and-run accident on Thursday night in Bodden Town.

The 20-year-old suspect was taken into custody around 3pm Friday on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident, suspicion of dangerous driving and suspicion of driving while disqualified.

According to police, a 37-year-old woman was knocked down just before 8pm Thursday along Bodden Town Road near Pirates Cave. The driver of the vehicle involved left the scene in a black vehicle.

The woman had apparently been riding a bicycle when she was struck, police said. She was hospitalied overnight with serious injuries to her face and abdomen after being dragged in the crash.

Hospital officials listed the woman in serious but stable condition Friday morning.

Witnesses in Bodden Town said officers on foot, as well as the police helicopter, were conducting a massive search of several streets in the area of the crash.

The suspect vehicle was eventually found in the Beach Bay area later that night 

Please check back with www.caycompass.com for further updates on this developing story.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I am glad that such incidents are now reported – I was knocked off a bike at Governors Harbour in 1996 and nothing was reported. The witnesses who thank God called 911 from those callboxes at Public Beach didnt have cellphones to take photos in those days – and it took the Police 6 days to even come and take my statement – I wish this lady well in her recovery from what is a horrid and very frightening thing to happen.

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  2. it is long overdue to have side walks and a one way system and better lighting on the streets of bodden town, this area has been neglected long enough.
    it not the first time that people are knocked down and a couple of people had died already, how many more before something is done?
    leaders of the district is time to react soon.

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