Man critical after being dragged by car

Update, 9:45am: The 18-year-old driver has been charged with inflicting GBH, committing a reckless and negligent act, dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an accident and damage to property. He is due in court Tuesday morning, 5 February. The victim remains in a critical condition.

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).

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I’m honestly sick and tired of hearing young people get involved in such stupid incidents with vehicles, you are young, you should know better.

    You young kids, please for the love of the all mighty, pay attention, and if you make a mistake OWN up to it, otherwise your only gonna make things worse for yourself.

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  2. Please dont tell me he chose to hang on to the car door and inflict serious injuries on himself! That cant be the case! His hand may have got stuck on the door, but to choose to hold onto the door when you could lose your life, was also to my opinion reckless.

    Unless there is more to the story than what we are being told.

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  3. I agree with you Needlecase, It would have just been better to get the license plate number and call in a Hit and Run instead of trying to take matters into his own hands, I agree that decision was reckless.

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