One man is in critical condition in hospital after being dragged several hundred yards while clinging to a car door. The teenage driver of the car is under arrest.
Police said an altercation broke out between the drivers after their cars collided near Elizabethan Square in Shedden Road, George Town at 12.30am on Sunday.
No-one was injured in the crash between a black Honda Accord and white Ford Taurus, but as the driver of the Accord started to drive away from the scene, the 24-year-old driver of the Taurus grabbed onto the other car’s door.
He held on to the door until the Accord crashed near the Texaco Gas on Shedden Road.
Following that crash, the driver and passenger of the Accord fled the scene.
The driver of the Taurus sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town. He has since been airlifted to the United States for treatment.
Police described his condition as critical.
The 18-year-old driver of the Accord was later arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
Police are appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of Shedden Road at the relevant time to contact George Town police station on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line 9494-777 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).