Crash survivor released from hospital

A 28-year-old man who was in a Honda Civic when it crashed last month, killing the other person in the vehicle, is now out of the hospital, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

The man has been released on police bail, according to investigators who still have not stated whether the 28-year-old man or 33-year-old Marjan Mladenovski was driving the vehicle.

No charges have been filed in the incident, which occurred in the early morning hours of 19 April. According to police, at around 1.20am that day a Honda Civic was being driven on West Bay Road toward 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 at the location, which is between The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and Foster’s Food Fair at the Strand.

Emergency services attended the scene and both men were taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town. A 33-year-old male, Mr. Mladenovski, was pronounced dead following the crash, while a 28-year-old man was being treated for serious injuries.

The 28-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and suspicion of DUI, police said. However, officers stated they could not immediately determine who was operating the vehicle and had only arrested the 28-year-old initially to “preserve evidence” in the case. No charges had been filed in connection with the crash at press time Thursday.

It appeared from tyre marks scored across the road that the car had veered from the northbound into the southbound lanes, then went into the bush near a utility pole.

The car was located about 10 feet off the road in heavy undergrowth where it came to a halt upside down.

The crash is the second fatal accident this year in the Cayman Islands.

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  1. Surely our local cops can figure out who was driving using DNA evidence. If the impact was so bad that both occupants were thrown from the vehicle surely body fluids or other traces (blood or skin) must have been left on both the driver’s and passenger sides of the car which should tell the story?

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