UPDATE: Shedden Road open to traffic; pedestrian in critical condition

Update at 10:30 a.m.:

Shedden Road was open for traffic again Wednesday morning after a collision with a pedestrian shut down the street.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service advised that the pedestrian injured Tuesday night remained in critical condition. Police responded to the scene around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday following a report of a fight on Shedden Road near Martin Drive in George Town.

“It is believed that the incident took place among several men, one of whom is believed to have had a machete,” RCIPS said.

“One man involved received a laceration to the head during the altercation and fled the location. He was struck by a car on Shedden Road.”

Police said the car did not stop following the collision.

A 46-year-old man turned himself in to police Wednesday morning in connection with the incident.

Original text:

Part of Shedden Road was closed Wednesday during the peak morning commute time, following a collision involving a pedestrian.

That person is in critical condition and updates from police were expected to follow.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service advised motorists to avoid the area of Shedden Road between Eastern Avenue and Mary Street.

“Due to a collision this morning involving a pedestrian, Shedden Road in Central George Town between Eastern Avenue and Mary Street is BLOCKED to all traffic,” the RCIPS said.

“Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes into Central GT.”