A man driving his motorcycle into work early Sunday died after his vehicle and a truck were involved in a collision in East End.

According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Sunday on Sea View Road near the East End Blow Holes.

The motorcycle driver was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town but succumbed to his injuries, police said.

Health City Cayman Islands developer Gene Thompson confirmed that the man, whom he identified as 30-year-old Tony Rodrigues, was employed as a driver at the hospital and was heading into work when the accident occurred.

“Our Health City Cayman Islands family is hurting over the loss of Tony,” Mr. Thompson said. “He is a young Caymanian who was doing very well. It is very sad.”

The driver of the truck was not injured, RCIPS Chief Inspector Brad Ebanks said.

The RCIPS was still investigating the incident and had not stated by press time Sunday how the wreck occurred. Mr. Ebanks did say the circumstances of the accident do not appear to place any fault on the truck driver.

It appeared the motorcycle was headed westbound toward George Town and the truck was going eastbound along Sea View Road toward East End.

Mr. Thompson said Mr. Rodrigues would typically have been coming to work at that time from the westbound direction.

Mr. Rodrigues typically did pickups and deliveries for the hospital, both of patients and supplies, Mr. Thompson said. A small section of road in East End, just east of the turnoff to the Health City complex, was blocked to all traffic for several hours Sunday while police officers and accident reconstruction experts reviewed the accident scene.

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  1. I still don’t understand why these two Hospitals on the Island are not able and capable of handling emergency needs , especially the George town Hospital and the East end Health City Hospital . In this accident, which Hospital is the closest ?
    As we may know in an emergency in life and death situation sometimes that 5 to 10 minutes could have saved that life .

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    • As you correctly say Ron, this young man was hit almost outside the Health City Hospital and it would have made much better sense to have taken him straight there.

      Of course Health City is a private hospital and the government would have to work out with them fair compensation for handling emergency care.

      As for the accident itself no matter who was at fault, a motorcycle will always come of worse in a collision with a car or truck.

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  2. Yes Norman , and what I am also saying that the Islands shouldn’t have one Emergency faculty available in Emergency care today . But like you said it’s Government responsibility to ensure the safety of the people in times of disaster or in an emergency . Let’s think of the population of the Cayman Islands now say doubled and some unforeseen disaster happened , where an how would people get medical attention ?
    Just look at what just happened in Las Vegas two weeks ago. Could George town Hospital had taken care of that ? NO .
    SO I think that the government need to wake up , or the people need to wake them up .

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