Man hit by dump truck

| 20/06/2013

(CNS): A man who was hit by a dump truck in Bodden Town on Wednesday is currently said to be in a stable condition at the Cayman Islands Hospital after receiving treatment for head injuries. An RCIPS spokesperson said that the man had apparently run into the side of the moving truck yesterday morning (19 June ) at around 9:40am. Police believe the man ran into the roadway and collided with the side of a moving dump truck near to the Turtle’s Nest Inn. He sustained head injuries as a result of the collision with the truck, which was travelling in the direction of George Town at the time. The driver was not injured.

Police said anyone who was in the area at the relevant time yesterday and who may have information is asked to contact PC Brian Jameson at George Town Police Station on 949-4222.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    if you live in bodden town… you got to consider all options…..

  2. anonymous says:

    How is the truck doing?

    • Anonymous says:

      Some of the comments on here are ''not so funny'' and not appropriate!

      A man was injured in this accident.

    • Anonymous says:

      Disgraceful comments.  Karma.  Watch your back with comments like that made.  How insensitve.

  3. NHB says:

    BT is disgusting with the fences so close to the road, and no sidewalks, what is so shameful is alot of those fences were torn down during Ivan, and were rebuilt in the same footprint or closer to the road, strange thougth, I wonder if any of the huricane funds was used to rebuild those offending walls, NRA and Planning really are dropping the ball on enfrocement of decent standards in that district, when it comes to the road users and pedestrian's safety, this is nothing that wasn't expected and waiting in the wings to happen, ran into a truck my butt, did anyone check the protruding objects on the truck as well to confirm if he wasn't struck by the truck.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your posting reads (intentionally or not, I don't know) like you are blaming the residents of Bodden Town for the fact that the government of the Cayman Islands and the BT elected representatives don't give a shit about us and no investment is made into the former capital of the Cayman Islands, therefore it is rotting and admittedly becoming an eyesore.  The fences have always been close to the road, the roads have always been narrow and poorly maintained, sidewalks have always been lacking (as indeed they are island-wide) and the former capital still looks hurricane-ravaged by Ivan as a direct result of the neglect of the various administrations over the years.

      Its time the government and the BT elected representatives (yes, I am talking to you Ozzie) invested more into transforming the former capital into the beautiful area it once was, and making it a nice place to live and a tourist attraction rather than the forgotten and neglected eyesore it has become.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Close down that road for heavy traffic. Simple as that.

    Or have a permanent police radar placed.

    It is almost impossible to drive the speedlimit here, especially when it is 25 or school zone. You're being pushed of the road by locals and jamaicans.

    • Anonymous says:

      Your last para is pure fiction.  I'd love to see the road closed to heavy traffic though, its not suited, but if it were closed how else would they get through the district?  Please don't suggest the Bypass by the police station have you seen the state of that road its even worse?

  5. Knot S Smart says:

    My guess is that the poor guy did not see that one coming.

  6. Just Sayin' says:

    Would never have happened if an appropriate road for vehicles of that size were in place, like the one that should be leading to a brand new waste management facility by now were it not for a narrow minded minority.

    • Caymanian Culture says:



      • Anonymous says:

        Um, when did you last use the bypass?  Its in an appalling state.  Instead of resurfacing it, they keep on filling dem potholes and making it worse.

        Neither BT Road or the Bypass are suitable for catering for heavy industrial traffic like this.

    • Anonymous says:

      You seem to be one that want the Waste Management Facility in B.T. then our minds would be more narrow with the filt that would be going through the head – get off this topic.  Ozzie you keep them to the grind and not let this happen, we do not need  this in our beautiful district.. The road size has nothing to do with the trucks – just a bunch of mad people that operate them and only thinks of themselves on the road.

      • Anonymous says:

        Beautiful?  So sorry love but it is hard to combine the word beautiful with BT.  I agree fully with others who have commented here about the extremely narrow roadsin that district. The narrow roads and the staggering drunks on them is a real hazzard. What Ozzie needs to do is build the long talked about by-pass so that large utility vehicles do not need to drive the narrow streets.

        • Anonymous says:

          You have obviously never been to the district of Bodden Town. Have you ever heard of Grape Tree Cafe? Go sit out there and take a peak at the natural beaty along the Coe Wood Beach. Have you ever heard of Savannah? Home to many thousands of our residents and growing more every day. Have you ever seen those gorgeous orange poincianna trees arching along Shamrock road? Have you ever driven through Breakers and saw all those lovely shades of blue that the ocean has to offer. Those are only a few of the many things that make the district of Bodden Town beautiful.

          If you answered NO to the above questions, then I could understand your response, and urge you to open your mind and take a drive up through BT. Enjoy the ride and then delete your comment.. LoL!

          I hope this gentleman heals fast, and may BOTH parties take more caution in future.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ask Mr Dart, maybe he'll be happy to build it for you.

    • Anonymous says:

      Preposterous statement.

    • Anonymous says:

      Um hello, they never planned to do anything with the existing roads until 2023 or something silly like that.  Your statement is therefore fictitious and moot.  That's why so many kept repeatedly trying to point out that if you really read the documents:

      1.  We weren't getting a modern waste management facility, in reality we were getting just another lined dump; and

      2.  The existing roads and infrastructure simply couldn't cope with traffic now, and certainly couldn't cope with the substantial increasein heavy traffic we would have experienced had the dump moved to BT, yet the various so-called independent reports made no mention of road improvements in the near future.

      But still the narrow-minded NIMBY's (Mr Dart and the WBR clan) didn't really care about this they (you) just wanted the dump out of your own back yard didn't you? 

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wouldn't it be more fair to say, "Dump truck hit by man"  ?????

  8. WHAT !!!!!!! says:

    I still say the dump trucks drive too fast in BT where its a 25 MPH speed limit..And they fly through Crew road instead of going on Linford Pierson Highway I had to flicker my lights two mornings ago try to get one to slow down in Crew Road..

    • Anonymou says:

      If this one had been going faster the guy might have missed it.

    • Anonymous says:

      The dump trucks should be going through Crewe road, the bypass is for faster moving traffic, that goes for all the other cars that want to do 30 on the bypass also, take Crewe rd.

    • Anonymous says:

      Unfortunately, the dump truck drivers avoid Lindford Pierson because of the tiny Tortuga Roundabout (by Bobby Thompson Way) which makes it difficult for them to manouvre a loaded truck around. Same reason why most of the truck divers opt to go straight past Redbay School rather than the other road where they have to deal with another roundabout.

      I am not saying its right, and I agree that it should be enforce that they use the bypass roads, but just like the speed limit, tinted windows, lack of children car seats, talking on the phone while driving,  general dangerous driving etc, etc etc, etc. etc. there is no hope that our police will EVER enforce such a rule.

      I sincerely hope that the new Governor will ensure that the police (for which she is going to be responsible) will actually be out and about enforcing the traffic laws.


  9. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like the heading should be dump truck hit by man…

  10. Michel says:

    Latest news report said he was in stable condition. Let’s remember him in our prayers so that he may recover . Goid Bless, Michel Lemay

  11. Anonymous says:

    If the driver was injured, I’d sell that dump truck and buy a bicycle. :|.

    on a serious note, the roads in BT are so small that all you have to do is turn sideways on the side of the road and cars will knock your hand off, lets not talk about when dump trucks drive by you.

  12. Anonymous says:

    My mama taught me to look both ways! Hope he will be alright!