Visitor struck twice by cars dies

A tourist who was struck by two
vehicles while walking across West Bay Road in April has died from her
injuries, Royal Cayman Islands Police confirmed Tuesday.

According to police, Jane O’Neill,
59, of Massachusetts, USA, died on Monday, 6 September, at Brigham Women’s
Hospital in Boston.

Police who investigated the 20
April crash said Mrs. O’Neill, who had just left a restaurant, was hit by a
vehicle travelling southbound on West Bay Road.

Police said she fell onto the
windshield of the first vehicle and was thrown into the opposite lanes, into
the path of an oncoming car.

The male driver of the vehicle that
struck the woman was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. He has since
been released on police bail and detectives are still investigating the case.

Police and the National Roads
Authority said in May that they were reviewing the accident history along West
Bay Road to determine whether changes needed to be made to the road to make
pedestrians safer.

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