Manhole worker hit by car

| 06/12/2013

(CNS): A 22-year-old man has been seriously injured after he was hit by a car as he was working down a man hole. A police spokesperson said that the man, who is currently in hospital suffering from multiple injuries, was struck sometime after 1:00pm on Friday afternoon as he was working in the manhole situated in South Church Street at the junction with Parsons Lane, George Town. A woman who was driving a Suzuki Vitara from Parsons Lane and turning onto South Church Street hit the man. He was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town, after the accident where he remains and where his condition is described as serious.

Police have not made an arrest in the case but are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact George Town police station on 949-4222.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There should be TWO people present when this type of work is done. One person should be above ground to direct traffic. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    I noticed that the barriers around the manholes are flimsy and not very prominent.

  3. Anonymous says:

    So sorry for this young chap, hope he recovers and sues not only the driver but his employer for negliegence.

    This was an accident waiting to happen all over the island. too many unqualified persons and firms digging up the roads, seems like anyone can chop up the roads these days with no one caring. One night I saw a former insurance executive supervising trenaching down the middle of a major road, how does this man now come to do such wuk and what qualifes him?

    Did the ICTA prepare Cayman for competition? An a Ministry who have no clue.

    • Anonymous says:

      20.26-why would you advocate suing someone when you don't know what happened, the full circumsances surrounding this incidentt? Whilst we all hope the injured man recovers, as so many people point out, safety and signposting at road works here leaves a lot to be desired in general (I cannot comment on this case, I have not seen the place). And sometimes, accidents do just happen, temporary blinding, loss of concentration etc…we just don't know.

  4. Anon says:

    OK, whilst I am so sorry to hear of this unfortunate incident, please tell me he had the area around the manhole taped or at least coned off and clearly marked before opening it up and going down there?  Then, and only then will I call the woman a dyamn fool!

  5. CuteFella says:

    Does this mean that this lady drove down into the manhole?

  6. Anon says:

    My goodness. That's so sad. I hope he recovers fully. 

  7. Anonymous says:

    This just confirms the standard of driving in  cayman – shocking. Hopefully this gentleman makes  a full and speedy recovery.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Cayman needs a serious workers compensation board that takes workplace safety seriously.

     

    I have witnessed many workplaces that are accidents waiting to happen.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I cannot comment on this particular accident, but I'm sure all our hearts go out to the young man and his family.  However,  there are many times when the 'Men at Work'  signs are very badly placed. Drivers need a lot of warning, as the massive SUV or truck in front of you can completely block your view of an obstruction as well as the road signs, and you might well be taveling at speed. The accepted rules governing the placement of road works signs are surely  ignored at times, judging by what I see on our roads.