Attorney to stand trial in hit-and-run case

A Cayman Islands attorney whose car struck and injured two tourists will stand trial in Grand Court on charges of dangerous driving, leaving the scene of the accident and two counts of causing grievous bodily harm.

Magistrate Philippa McFarlane on Wednesday set a Grand Court date of Oct. 30 for Simon Courtney’s next appearance.

The incident that led to the charges happened a little after 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25 on West Bay Road.

The court heard that Courtney lost control of his Ford Mustang Cobra when it hydroplaned and went off the road, hitting the American tourists, a husband and wife, who were walking on the sidewalk in front of Villas of the Galleon. Courtney is accused of leaving the scene following the collision.