Brac drivers warned

| 25/03/2009

(CNS): Cayman Brac police officers are warning drivers who insist on carrying passengers in the back of trucks that they could find themselves in court. Stressing the extreme dangers of carrying passengers in this way, police say drivers who do not heed these warnings will be prosecuted. Sergeant Matt Dawson said. “This practice is extremely dangerous and any such truck involved in even a minor accident could result in the death or serious injury of a passenger carried in this way.”

Referring to a recent fatal accident, he added, “Tragically a man was killed on Grand Cayman after been thrown from the back of a truck and we are determined to prevent any such needless loss of life here.” In 1977, four young men – two of them in high school – died and one was seriously injured following an accident at the Creek district on Cayman Brac, in which they were thrown from the back of a pick-up truck.

Anyone with information about crime taking place in Cayman Brac should contact the
local police station on 948-0331 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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  1. Anonymous says:

    Ha.. anyone checking up on these police officers?

  2. Brakka says:

    Yes, let’s wait until someone else dies before we do anything. Great idea! Ever heard of safety precaution?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am sure that there are far more important issues that the officers could be dealingwith in Cayman Brac other than persons being carried on the back of a truck sometimes.

    Whilst the accident in 1977 was absolutely tragic – since an accident like this has not happened in Cayman Brac since then – a total of 30+ years I would say that this really does not appear to be a problem here and they should place their efforts in more important areas.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why just on the Brac.

     

    It happens all over Grand Cayman, even with the driver of the vehicle waving to a policeman he knows whilst five or six workers are sat in the back of the truck.

    They’ll be shocked when their brains are spread across the tarmac. Idiots.