Man arrested for fleeing accident scene

Woman injured in crash near Sunset House

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of fleeing the scene of an accident after crashing his black Nissan Murano into another vehicle, sending both cars careering into a concrete wall.  

The female driver of the other vehicle, a silver Kia Sportage, needed hospital treatment for injuries to her head and hands following the incident close to Sunset House on Friday evening. 

Police said the Nissan was observed overtaking a line of vehicles as it headed east on South Church Street before colliding with the silver Kia at around 7:35 p.m. The impact caused both vehicles to crash into the concrete garden wall of a house. 

The driver of the Nissan had left the scene when officers arrived, according to a statement from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service on Sunday. A man turned himself in to police later the same evening and admitted to being the driver of the Nissan. He was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident, careless driving and driving under the influence. He was bailed to return to the police station at a later date for interview.