Attorney charged with 'grievous harm' in hit-and-run

A Cayman Islands attorney has been charged in connection with a January hit-and-run collision along West Bay Road that injured two tourists.  

Simon Courtney, 49, was charged Tuesday with dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an accident and inflicting grievous bodily harm in the January crash near The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.  

He is due to appear in court on May 25.  

According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the two tourists from the U.S. were hit while walking along the sidewalk outside the Villas of the Galleon around 5 p.m. on Jan. 25.  

The man suffered serious facial injuries and was airlifted to the U.S. where he has since undergone at least two surgeries. He is expected to survive.  

The man’s wife was also struck and suffered head injuries. She was treated at the Cayman Islands Hospital and has recovered from her injuries.  

Police said the driver lost control of his car when the accident occurred. A witness said the driver got our of his car, came over to the injured victims, apologized and left. A woman sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle was left at the crash scene.