September 24, 2017

Cayman Islands: LATEST – Motor vehicle accident on Roberts Drive at Airport , Mon 17 July -WOMAN DIES – MAN CHARGED

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: July 19 2017

Update: Arrest Yesterday, 18 July, in Fatal Traffic Accident at on 17 July

From RCIPS

Yesterday, 18 July, just before 7pm, the driver of the taxi that struck a pedestrian Monday morning, 17 July, outside ORIA on , was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The victim, Dr. Vary Jones-Leslie, died of her injuries yesterday morning.
The man, age 69 of Bodden Town, was taken into Police custody. He is now on Police bail.
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July 18 2017

: We have just learned that the woman who was struck by a taxi at Owen Roberts International Airport has sadly died. The woman, Dr. Vary (Pam) Jones-Leslie, was a visiting obstetrician and gynecologist from Jamaica. We understand she was brought here by the Cayman Islands Government Health Services. She has been a regular visitor to the Cayman Islands.

Confirmation from RCIPS

Update: MVA at ORIA Yesterday, 17 July

This morning, 18 July, around 8:45AM, the female pedestrian victim in yesterday’s serious accident on Roberts Drive at ORIA succumbed to her injuries.

The woman had just arrived on island yesterday and was in the process of leaving the airport when she was struck by a taxi.   Family members have consented to the release of her name at this time.  She is Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie, age 62, of Jamaica.

The driver of the taxi, age 69 of Bodden Town, was treated at hospital yesterday and has been released.

The incident is under police investigation.

Correction:  the first release indicated that the accident occurred at 10AM, more accurately, the accident occurred around 10:45AM.

Please also note the following quote from Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne as an addendum to the below releases on this incident:

“As an organization we are disturbed by the uploading and distribution of the image online yesterday morning of the victim at the scene,” said Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne.  “It demonstrated a blatant disregard for the victim and her family, and I ask those who uploaded this photo to consider their own feelings if they were one of the victim’s relatives and saw this photo.  As far as we are aware, the image has been taken down. There was no value in the uploading of the picture other than morbid curiosity.  In this age of social media and immediate communication all of us have a duty to demonstrate common decency during tragic incidents.

We at the RCIPS would like to extend our condolences to her family for their tragic loss.”

 

From RCIPS

UPDATE: The roadway is now cleared and Roberts Drive is now open to traffic.

Around 10AM this morning, police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision near the Long Term Parking at ORIA. A woman pedestrian was struck by a taxi and transported to the George Town Hospital with serious injuries.

Police and traffic investigators are at the scene, and Roberts Drive leading into the airport has been blocked. Airport-bound traffic is being re-routed to a road behind Long Term Parking and Andy’s Rental Car to access the airport.

The incident is under investigation.

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