October 25, 2020

Cayman: Serious Motor Vehicle Collision involving a School Bus and Cyclist – UPDATE identity confirmed


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26 November

Police Confirm Identities and Appeal for Witnesses in Fatal Bodden Town Collisions, 26 November

Police can now confirm the identity of the deceased in the fatal collision which took place yesterday morning, 25 November, on Shamrock Road at the intersection with Mimosa Drive, involving a motorcycle and a school bus. He is Shaun Ryan Newell, age 35, a Jamaican national living in Cayman.

The RCIPS offers condolences to the family of the deceased.

A man, age 39 of Bodden Town, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, as part of the investigation into the incident. He has been granted bail as investigations continue.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to this collision, which took place shortly before 7:00AM, to come forward. Police are particularly interested in speaking with the drivers of two vehicles: one travelling towards Bodden Town in the eastbound lane, and one travelling towards George Town in the westbound lane, which stopped to let the school bus exit onto Shamrock Road from Mimosa Drive; as well as a female pedestrian who was standing at the intersection when the collision occurred.

Any of these persons, or anyone with any information, is asked to contact the Traffic & Roads Policing Unit at 649-6254 or 924-1071.

UPDATE: 25 November – 9:15AM

Police can now confirm that the motorcyclist that was involved in the motor vehicle collision on Bodden Town Road this morning has succumbed to injuries and was pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported as a result of this collision. 

Accident re-constructionists attended the scene and have carried out preliminary investigations and as a result the roadway has now been opened to public. 

The matter is under police investigations and traffic officers are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the Bodden Town Police Station at 947-2220

Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online.

Police and other emergency services are currently on the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision involving a school bus and a motorcyclist. 

The roadway is closed both ways between Northward Road and Condor Drive Bodden Town until further notice.

There are no diversions available in this area, however officers are working as quickly as possible to open the roadways as soon as possible. 

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