Three in hospital after two weekend road smashes

| 11/07/2011

(CNS): Two major road smashes led to four people being admitted to the Cayman Islands Hospital this weekend, three of which were still receiving treatment on Monday, police said. Three of them were taken to the hospital just after midnight on Saturday, when a Honda motorcar and a motorbike crashed on West Bay Road close to Queens Court. The pillion passenger was thrown from the bike onto the roadway and sustained serious injuries to her pelvic area and abdomen. The rider of the bike also sustained serious abdominal injuries while the driver of the Honda suffered whiplash.  The second smash occurred about 4.10 pm on Sunday, when a car drove off the road into a concrete column on Ryan’s Road at Alto Way, George Town.(Photo Dennie WarrenJr)

The driver of the car had to be cut from the vehicle by fire service personnel. He was admitted to the Cayman Islands Hospital where is being treated for chest pains. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

Police said the motor cycle accident was caused after the Honda driver who had left the parking area at Queens Court and was travelling towards George Tow was struck from behind by a motorcycle which was travelling in the same direction.
Enquiries are ongoing into both incidents and officers from the RCIPS are asking anyone who witnessed either crash to contact George Town police station on 949-422 or the Traffic Management Department on 946-6254

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  1. Anon says:

    Again you report that "the car ran off the road" as though its the cars fault that the innocent driver was injured. Whats wrong with" the driver lost control of the car,  and crashed it into a concrete wall"?

  2. Pete Mitchell (you know who) says:

    May I make a suggestion to Baines please, as a means of deterrent to poor driving and the sustained-for-years crime wave? Why not use some fo the unused or retired patrol cars placed in strategic places to discourage either bad driving ('car drove off the road'? ??) or prevent antisocial behaviour around hotspots at the peak hours of trouble, or, as I've said so many times, use them to protect the soft targets that keep getting robbed. The 'criminals' won't know which car is live and which is a decoy. Swap the plates around so the decoys don't get recognised. Come on Baines, start doing something PROactive about the crime situation and needless road deaths, rather than just reacting poorly. Yes a few old patrol cars may get damaged (take the radios out), but so what? What is the priority here? It's about time he got ctreative…. source handler anyone? hello?

    Over to you Dave….