Two injured in West Bay Road hit and run

Two American tourists were injured Sunday when they were struck by a car that mounted the sidewalk along West Bay Road.

The male victim suffered serious facial injuries and was airlifted to the U.S. His wife suffered a head injury and was admitted to the Cayman Islands Hospital, according to police.

The accident happened outside Villas of the Galleon shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Police said the driver, a 49-year-old George Town man, lost control of his car. He was arrested Monday for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident and dangerous driving.

Witnesses say the driver got out of the car and left, leaving his female passenger sitting in the red Ford GT 500 Shelby Cobra.

Lisa Ebanks, property manager at Villas of the Galleon, said she saw the two victims fly through the air after they were hit by the vehicle.

Ms. Ebanks said one of the guests at Villas of the Galleon held the woman’s head still with towels and the 911 operator gave instructions while bystanders waited for ambulances to arrive. “I thought she was dead,” Ms. Ebanks said, “but then her eyes popped open.”

She said the driver came over to the scene, and “he said he was sorry and walked away.”

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