UPDATED: Man arrested for fatal hit-and-run

Police closed off North Church Street Monday morning following the fatal incident. The damaged bicycle can be seen lying on the roadside on the right. - Photo: Taneos Ramsay

UPDATE, 5 PM MONDAY: A male cyclist was struck by a vehicle and killed on North Church Street early Monday morning.

According to police, emergency services were dispatched around 5:30 a.m. to the area near Coral Sands, where they found an unresponsive man who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle that had left the scene.

The roads were cordoned off for much of the morning, with traffic being diverted at Bodden Road and Eastern Avenue. The victim was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Just after 5:45 a.m., police arrested a 28-year-old man in relation to the incident. The man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving a vehicle whilst disqualified, driving a vehicle without insurance, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police said on Monday morning that the arrested man remained in custody and investigations are ongoing.

“The victim in this incident is from off-island and his identity will not be released at this time to provide officers time to contact his family,” the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service added.

ORIGINAL STORY: A cyclist appears to have been killed in a collision with a vehicle on North Church Street, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Just before 5:30 a.m. Monday, fire and emergency services personnel responded to a report of a male cyclist being found unresponsive in the vicinity of Coral Sands. According to police, “The man was located and appeared to have been struck by a vehicle; he was taken to hospital where he has been pronounced dead.”

The road has been closed to conduct an investigation, and is expected to remain closed throughout the Monday morning rush hour.

“Traffic is being diverted at Bodden Road and Eastern Avenue. Only the Eastern Avenue entrance to Kirk Market is currently open,” according to police.

1 COMMENT

  1. Good work RCIPS. How dreadful to just drive off not knowing if the person you have hit is alive or dead. Or whether he COULD have been saved by prompt medical attention.
    So sorry to read about the death of another cyclist.

    When I cycle, during the day only, I wear suitable bright clothing. And that STILL does not guarantee my safety.
    So important to wear something bright when walking or cycling at night. And of course have a light so you can be seen. Even a flashing LED one makes you visible.