Mother and baby also injured
A 21-year-old man was in critical condition after a vehicle accident Tuesday night that left six people, including a woman and her baby, needing hospital treatment.
Family and friends of Javaka Kellier gathered at the Cayman Islands Hospital overnight to pray for the young man, who suffered serious head injuries in the accident around 8 p.m. in West Bay. Mr. Kellier’s condition was described as critical on Wednesday morning.
His sister Kimberly Conolly said the family had suffered a traumatic night waiting for information, but his health appeared to be improving Wednesday morning and they are hopeful he will pull through.
Mr. Kellier was the passenger on a motorcycle that collided with a Mercedes-Benz close to Super C’s Restaurant.
A woman and her three children who were walking along Watercourse Road were also injured in the accident.
The driver of the motorcycle and one of the older children were still in hospital Wednesday with less serious injuries. The woman and two other children, including a baby, were discharged Tuesday.
Ms. Conolly said her brother, who was due to start a job at the Westin resort next week, was a popular figure in the community.
“I think the whole of West Bay was up at the hospital last night, so we have to thank everyone for their prayers.
“We are hopeful that he will be OK. We are just trying to stay calm and collected.”
A police spokesperson said the accident is under investigation.