Teen seriously hurt in hit and run

A 14-year-old boy suffered major injuries and his older brother was also hospitalized after a hit-and-run accident Monday night on a pedestrian crossing outside Savannah Primary School.

According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the two were crossing the pedestrian walk on the four-lane section of Shamrock Road at the school just before 7 p.m.

What police described as a “light colored sports car” was heading east toward Bodden Town and struck both young men. It did not stop, police said.

The teenage boy from Savannah Acres suffered serious head and leg injuries and remained in hospital Wednesday in stable condition. His 21-year-old brother was treated and released from the Cayman Islands Hospital.

The victims were assisted by a man driving an SUV shortly after they were hit. Police are trying to find that man and have asked him to contact Police Constable Emanuel Brown or Inspector Christsandra Mitchell at the Bodden Town Police station.

No arrests were immediately reported.

The hit-and-run incident Monday was the second to occur over the long weekend on Grand Cayman.

In a separate incident on West Bay Road on Sunday, two American tourists were injured when they were struck by a car that mounted the sidewalk.

The male tourist 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.

Police said the driver in Sunday’s incident, 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.

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  1. How many light colored sports car we have in the Eastern districts. Finding this should be very easy hiding away in some garage. The police need to visit the Eastern districts and ask residents to identify this car. This was a terrible act and the two children could have been killed. I do hope this will not be another case to be laid to rest on the street.

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  2. I wonder if the policeman question the released victim , of the driver of the vehicle that took the victims to the hospital. Did the police go to all auto repair shops investigating. The driver should not be asked by police to come forward on what he knows about this hit and run, unless. These kind people who do these kind of things should not be protected, and brought to justice. ALL THESE KIND OF CRIMES going unsolved help make the Island no place to live.

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