Woman killed in bike crash

| 04/08/2008

Police have reported that one woman died and a man was seriously injured in a motorbike crash last night Sunday, 3 August 3. The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at 11.50pm from a member of the public reporting that a motorbike had crashed on South Church Street by Palm Springs. Police and medics responded and found that a man and a woman had crashed riding into a wall on a Kawasaki motorcycle.

The 31-year-old woman died at the scene and the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries but is reported to be in a stable condition. Royal Cayman Islands Service (RCIPS) officers from the traffic managementunit say that is appears as though the driver lost control and crashed into the wall and that it also seems that neither rider was wearing a helmet.

The traffic management unit is now investigating the crash and asking anyone who may have witnessed what happened or saw the motorbike prior to the crash to contact officers on 946-6254 or Senior Investigating Officer, Sergeant Ivan Wedderburn on 916-3871.

The RCIPS sends its condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, said the release.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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