One dead, one serious following road crash

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Update: West Bay Road has been re-opened around 9am following a fatal crash there overnight.

One man is dead and another is in a serious condition following a road crash on West Bay Road in the early hours of this morning.

About 1.20am on Thursday 19 April, a Honda Civic was being driven on West Bay Road towards George Town when it left the road and overturned close to the Coral Stone Club. The driver and passenger were both thrown from the vehicle.

Emergency services attended the scene and both men were conveyed to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town where the 33-year-old man was pronounced dead. The 28-year-old man is being treated for serious injuries. He has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and suspicion of DUI.

Anyone who witnessed the road crash is asked to contact Inspector Adrian Barnett at the RCIPS Traffic Dept on 946-6254.

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The vehicle involved in Thursday’s deadly crash landed upside down in the bush. Photo: Brent Fuller

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Police block off a section of West Bay Road near Fosters Food Fair. Photo: Brent Fuller

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The vehicle involved in Thursday’s deadly crash landed upside down in the bush. Photo: Brent Fuller

1 COMMENT

  1. Sad but they were just a seat belt click away from being able to simply walk away from this one. The RCIPS needs to do a Click It or Ticket campaign several times a year to drive the point home. Make a little money too.

  2. Because, one, no seat belts gets them the Darwin Award and two, if a DUI then it gets him manslaughter. Imagine your driving home from work and they cross the center line and hit you head on. You would not be a very happy camper. DUI is unacceptable behavior.

  3. The majority of drivers here are curteous and safe.

    There is a tiny minority who think the road is a race-track.
    It only takes an hour to go by car all the way from Rum Point to West Bay. How much time are they saving by driving like this?

    Just last Sunday my wife and I were returning from Bodden Town. Just outside Savannah we were passed by a yellow motor bike doing at least 70 mph in the 40 mph zone.
    He passed several cars on the other side of the road before swerving in to avoid an oncoming car.

    We lost sight of him within seconds. If anyone knows who he is, please tell him that he is an accident waiting to happen. In a fight between motor bike and car he will always come off second best.

  4. I had a moron on Monday in a white work pickup truck pass me on the shoulder on Linford Pierson Hwy. because there was oncoming traffic. Mind you there were 5 cars in front of me all traveling 40 MPH. He narrowly missed a light pool and in the process nearly hit me. If we had made contact he would of got sideways and most likely rolled the truck and without a seat belt would have ejected hard onto the pavement and fairly likely would have gotten run over.

    I predict he will receive his Darwin Award before his 21st birthday.

    In Florida once upon a time the state police had a reckless driver campaign in unmarked vehicles with stiff fines. It was actually effective.

  5. you know the old saying if you have nothing nice to say say nothing at all..you don’t even know what exactly happened but you already speculating..give a little respect.

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