Man arrested in connection with hit-and-run

A 26-year-old George Town man is out on bail after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, in connection with a hit-and-run incident in which a cyclist was seriously injured.

The incident happened Friday evening near 60 Sound Way, in the vicinity of the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Shedden Road, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Just after 11 p.m., 911 received two reports, one of a collision between a car and the bicycle, and one of a silver Honda Accord colliding with a concrete wall on Whitman Seymour Drive.

Police and emergency personnel responded to the calls. They found the cyclist injured but conscious.

The driver of the vehicle, reported to be the Honda Accord, had left the scene.

Officers then responded to Whitman Seymour Drive, where they found the driver of the Accord.

The cyclist was still in the Cayman Islands Hospital as of press time Monday. His injuries are described as serious but not life-threatening.


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