Coroner’s court rules misadventure in road deaths

| 11/11/2010

(CNS): Two fatal road accidents have been ruled as death by misadventure as a result of speed in the coroner’s court following its sitting last month. 42-year-old Donald Green who was riding his motor cycle without a helmet was killed, as a result of massive head injuries on 5 December 2007 when his motorcycle slammed into a concrete wall on Fern Circle in George Town. Kris Anderson (30) died in a car crash in East End in February 2008, when he was thrown from his vehicle when it ran off the road and struck a light pole on Sea View Road. He was not wearing a seat belt and suffered massive head and pelvis trauma. . (Photo Dennie WarrenJr)

The accident investigators found that in both cases the men were driving well above the speed limit before the crashes occurred. Following the jury’s verdicts both cases are now closed.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    8:39 Good Question.  I am amazed as to how long something can take on these islands.  Hence the saying of "Island Time".  If I had lost a loved one and it took this long to make such a finding I would be mad.  I do not know why it would take such an investigation with high speed in both cases and no helmet in the other. Sadly it just opens up the wounds of the families again to have to hear and deal with such issues. I guess either the coroner or the courts are so busy with cases it takes this long tocompile the facts and make such a decission?????

  2. Shaft says:

    Donald Green was a great friend & neighbor. Will missed round these parts of Walkers Rd. RIP bro.

  3. My2cents says:

    My heart goes out to the relatives, but I have to ask myself what on earth these two were thinking.

    Riding a motor bike is dangerous. Riding a motorbike on Cayman roads is even more so, yet to ride one without a helmet? Thats just inviting disaster.

    Driving without fastening your seatbelt – same thing. Careless self-inflicted actions that cost them their lives.

    They traumatize first responders cleaning up the mess, and leave grieving relatives behind to wonder.

  4. Anonymous says:

    How could this take 3 years to determine??

    • Anonymous says:

      It is appauling to see the length of time that Government takes to bring cases to a closure.  No feelings or compassion for family members. 

      Lands and Survey Department is another one that drags their feet on matters for years and years, especially in the matter of  Land Tribunals that have been heard and cannot be concluded.   This trend has to be evaluated by the powers that be in giving  better satisfaction, and closure to the general public. We seem to be working on Cayman years and time.

       

  5. Anonymous says:

     RIP Uncle Donald. Love you.