A woman riding as a pillion passenger on a dirt bike was critically injured when the bike collided with a SUV Wednesday night in West Bay.
The 21-year-old man operating the dirt bike was also hurt when it collided with a Toyota Rav 4 at the entrance of Liberty’s Restaurant on Reverend Blackman Road around 8 p.m.
According to police, the collision occurred when the Toyota’s driver, a 17-year-old female, was turning right into the restaurant car park and the dirt bike, which was heading in the opposite direction, collided with the SUV. [*]
The 21-year-old passenger on the dirt bike was in critical condition with head injuries at press time Thursday. The motorbike’s operator did not receive life-threatening injuries, and the Toyota driver was not hurt in the collision.
A police spokesperson confirmed Thursday that dirt bikes are not considered legal to operate on Cayman’s roads.
[*] Editor’s note: The story was changed from the original to report that the dirt bike and the SUV collided. No fault was immediately assessed by police as to who was responsible for the accident.