Cyclist knocked down in hit and run

| 18/03/2011

(CNS): A cyclist escaped with only cuts and cruises after he was knocked from his bicycle by a driver who failed to stop. Police said on Friday evening that officers from the Traffic Management of the RCIPS are now investigating the collision, which occurred just after midnight in the early hours of Thursday, 17 March. The cyclist was riding along Theresa Drive in George Town when he was hit by the motorist, who failed to stop at the scene. The police did not give any details of the description of the vehicle but are looking for anyone that may have witnessed the incident to come forward. (Photo by Dennie Warren Jr)

The cyclist was transported to George Town Hospital following the hit and run, where his was treated for cuts and bruises to his arms and right leg. The police would like witnesses or anyone who may have knowledge of the incident to contact PC 291 Harris at Traffic Management on 946-6254

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hit and Runs (cars on cyclists) are common on Cayman, It’s a crying shame that the roads are too dangerous for anyone to ride a bike – since the island is so flat and the weather so glorious. But trust me, if you ride a bike on the road here you are taking a great risk. Many Cayman drivers are either blind to cyclists or treat them as an irritation who need no favours, like a safe pasing distance. My advice is to forget about cycling here, however tempting it may seem. And after dark? NEVER ever ever!

    • Anonymous says:

      Two sides to a coin. Yes, drivers of vehicles needs to be more careful and tolerant but bicycle riders are also at fault. How many of them drive a night without lights or reflective clothing?

      • Anonymous says:

        Then there are those cyclists who insist on riding against the traffic,even flashing across junctions with side roads from the wrong direction. It’s happened to me, and there is an expatriate cyclist out there somewhere who by all rights should be dead, save that something caught my eye from the wrong direction while I was entering a one-way, high-speed road. He was saved by maybe one tenth of a second. It was a very unpleasant shock to me, and yet he has no idea how close he came to ending his life. But then some drivers are mad too. It seems no one has the monopoly on that. I could go on with the stories, but we’ve all been there.

      • Anonymous says:

        This incident happened in the depths of Windsor Park. The cyclists (and car drivers) there are not known for their obedience of any traffic laws.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yesterday I saw a conflict between a man on a bicycle and an automobile. It was rather ugly with plenty of yelling and hand gestures.

    It would not surprise me that this scene is played out on a regular basis here on Grand Cayman.