A tourist who suffered serious head injuries after being hit by a car on West Bay Road on Friday has been named in the Canadian media as 66-year-old Dan Marce.
Mr. Marce, from Regina in Saskatchewan, was said to be holidaying in Grand Cayman with family and friends.
He was treated for injuries here before being flown by air ambulance to Miami.
A family-friend told the Leader Post newspaper that Mr. Marce had broken “virtually everything” in the accident, close to Lone Star Bar and Grill around 10.30pm on Friday. The friend told the newspaper that Mr. Marce’s chest had caved in and his arms, legs, ribs, jaw and skull had been broken. He said family and friends were praying for his recovery.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said in a brief statement that a male visitor had been injured following a collision on West Bay Road.
“Shortly after 10.30pm on Friday, a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle as he crossed West Bay Road close to the Lone Star Restaurant,” the police service stated. “The man, who is a visitor to Grand Cayman, sustained serious head injuries.
“The female driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and was subsequently released on police bail while the police investigation continues,” authorities added.