December 2, 2020

Cayman Islands police respond to past weekend MV accidents

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Police Respond to Several Motor Vehicle Accidents This Past Weekend, 27-29 October

This weekend, 27-29 October, police dealt with 30 motor vehicle accidents, including 4 DUIs.

Early Saturday morning, 28 October, a bicycle rider was struck on Esterley Tibbets Highway south of Camana Bay. The other vehicle involved in the collision fled the scene before police arrived. The victim was taken to the where he was treated for minor injuries to his face and leg before being released. Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to call the Traffic Management Unit at 649-6254.

On Friday evening 27 October, officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Batabano Road in . A man, aged 36 of West Bay, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of . The pedestrian received minor injuries and was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment.

Late Friday night, 27 October, officers on patrol spotted a vehicle driving erratically on South Church Street with significant damage to the front fender. The driver, a man aged 25 of George Town, was stopped and arrested on suspicion of DUI.

“We saw a spike in traffic collisions this weekend which we believe to have been in part due to the wet weather. A large number of these collisions also involved people driving under the influence,” said Inspector Ian Yearwood of the . “We are urging the public to exercise caution when driving on wet roads and in rainy weather; and to remember that poor road conditions and alcohol are a very dangerous combination.”

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IMAGE: UL Injury & Disability Law Professional Corporation

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