Two passengers hurt when car smashes into house

The driver fled the scene after crashing into an abandoned house next to Da Fish Shack on North Church Street. – Photo: Charles Duncan

Two passengers were injured after the car they were traveling in crashed into an abandoned house on North Church Street Wednesday night. The driver of the car fled from the scene, police said.

The single-vehicle crash occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Police believe the driver may also have been injured in the collision.

Police said the white Honda Civic had been heading into central George Town when it veered across the street and ran into an abandoned house at 127 North Church Street, next to the Da Fish Shack restaurant.

The car crashed through the wall of the house, where it remained Thursday afternoon. The driver left the vehicle and the scene before police arrived.

The two passengers, both male juveniles, sustained serious but not life threatening injuries, and were taken to Cayman Islands Hospital by ambulance. Police said both were in stable condition Thursday, awaiting surgery.

Shayneika Brown-Levy, who was working at Da Fish Shack when the accident happened, said the car was speeding and slammed on its brakes just before the car hit the house.

“The three were all kids,” she said, between 15 and 16 years old. Ms. Brown-Levy said one of the passengers appeared to have a broken or dislocated leg and the other had a serious cut to his arm.

“We are asking that the driver of the vehicle, who we suspect is also injured, to obtain necessary medical treatment immediately, and turn himself in to police,” RCIPS spokeswoman Jacqueline Carpenter said in a statement.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the accident or the whereabouts of the driver to call the Traffic Management Unit at 946-6254.

Anonymous tips can also be provided via the Miami-based Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS).


  1. Find the crumb, who fled the scene and could have killed anyone in the house, had it been occupied. Throw the book at him.
    Charge him with repair to the house and jail time. Stop being sooooo easy on these perps.

  2. I would have thought the passengers would know who was driving them. But will they tell on their friend?

    Luckily it was just a vacant house that was hit. It could just as easily be a family crossing the street.

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