A one-vehicle collision on Cayman Brac early Sunday sent the driver to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town with serious injuries.
Royal Cayman Islands Police said the wreck happened in the vicinity of Aunt Sha’s Restaurant on the Brac’s West End. The driver, the lone occupant of the vehicle, suffered a broken hip, broken knee and a broken toe when his car slammed into a tree.
Police said the vehicle’s air bag deployed after the crash. The doors were unable to open and smoke was coming from the vehicle when officers arrived on the scene.
Police and medics saw the male driver slumped over the steering wheel of a red compact Honda Logo. The man was semi-conscious and was trapped in the vehicle, police said.
Cayman Islands Fire Service officers used the ‘jaws of life’ to cut the driver from the vehicle. The 47-year-old was taken to Faith Hospital and later airlifted to George Town.
The man – a Cayman Brac resident – underwent surgery Sunday at the Cayman Islands Hospital.
Cayman Brac police officers are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to please call the police station at 948-0331.
WB woman falls from balcony
A woman fell from a two storey balcony on Finch Drive in West Bay on Friday night, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
Officers said the woman was unresponsive but breathing. When they arrived, officers observed a vehicle that had the woman who had fallen from the balcony in the front seat.
An ambulance transported the 24-year-old woman to the Cayman Islands Hospital where she remained over the weekend.
Anyone with information about the incident please contact the West Bay Police Station at 949-3999 or Cayman Crime Stoppers are 800-TIPS (8477).
Cops chase down theft suspect
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers chased down a man they observed in the parking lot of Green Thumb Nursery who they said appeared to be checking out parked vehicles early Saturday.
Police said they spotted the man wearing a dark-coloured hood. As officers approached, the man ran off and police chased him down in the Britcay parking lot.
The officers conducted a search in the central George Town area during which they reported finding a black fabric face-mask and a BlackBerry phone in the hedges the man had earlier jumped through trying to make his escape. A further search of the area uncovered a black and white ladies leather handbag.
The 23-year-old George Town resident was arrested on suspicion of theft, criminal trespass and going equipped to steal.