Two serious road accidents early New Year’s Day

| 02/01/2014

(CNS): A young man has been airlifted off-island in critical condition and another is in hospital in George Town as a result of two road crashes in the early hours of Wednesday 1 January. Police say that at 3:08am yesterday the RCIPS responded to a report of a serious accident involving one vehicle that had collided with a utility pole in the vicinity of 1290 Bodden Town Road. The 21-year-old driver was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town in critical condition and airlifted off island for treatment the same day (1 January 2014). And a two-vehicle accident on Crew Road, George Town, which involved a Ford Ranger and a Honda car, was reported to the police at 4:22 Wednesday morning.

The 48-year-old driver of the Ford Ranger was not admitted to hospital. However, a 39-year-old man who was driving the Honda is said to be in stable condition and undergoing treatment at the George Town hospital.

 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    you people talk about age, when the real problem is booze

    XXXX

    we need to stop this mad booze ads all over the placei

    i cant even turn my head on way or the other without seening an ad for beer , or other hard liquor

    i know for sure that any ads pushing liquor are illegal !!!!!!!!! but once again, no enforcement !

    • Anonymous says:

      Judging by your spelling and grammar, I assume you had put a few pints away before drafting your post.

  2. insane says:

    My wife and I went to Marriott for the new years eve party, we drove there, we drank and we took a taxi home.
    On the way, we didn't see a single police car or road block on our way, next day we picked up the car. I just think it should have more police on the road.

    Drinking can be fun, but plan it and don't put your and other people lifes in danger.

  3. Anonymous says:

    all people under 25 (esp males) should have speed reducers of 40mph fitted to their cars….

    plus the cars must be have a max 1litre engine and cannot be enhanced in any way…..

    anybody found to break these rules should be given a 10 year ban…..

    problem solved.

    • Anonymous says:

      If they want to take on adult responsiblities, they should be mature enough to handle the consequences. Along with a retro-fit for speed control goes the specific message "I don't trust you", and that is no way to assist them in the transition to adulthood. 

      • Anonymous says:

        But you are trying to fight nature and overwhelming evidence that a significant number cannot be trusted.

  4. Anonymous says:

    We need the traffic department reinstated. More Police presence on roads and more consistency with breatherliser testing. All involved in accidents should be breatherlised as standard policy.

    Last NewYear there were Police road blocks every where. I passed Calico Jacks the next morning and the car park was full of cars. People had made their way home by bus or taxi because of the increased Policing. The strategy seemed to work. Clearly this New Years Policing was a lot less as witnessed by empty car parks at bars and the number of serious accidents.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The driving age for men needs to be raised to 25.

    • Anonymous says:

      then you will only have older inexperienced drivers, that doesnt make sense. we need more visibility from the police even if they just park dummy cars with siren lights on.

      • Anonymous says:

        Young men show off.  Statistically it makes a great of sense.

        • anonymous says:

          Yes but logically and lgistically it doesn't. A young man needs to be able to drive himself places – including to work. You cannot interfere with rights and freedoms of the majority simply because some people will not use it properly. There would be no end to it…. what age for wave runners? Only over 50s on motorbikes??? Increase the legal drinking age to 30? Come off it.

          • Anonymous says:

            It is question of balancing social utility.  I am sure many would not abuse handguns, but the abusive minority mean it is better to regulate and prevent access.  I think there is a very strong case for raising the driving age for men.

    • Anonymous says:

      It's not just the young men that dive carelessly.  As you can see the second accident involved a 39 yr ol & a 48 yr old. All drivers using our roads need to slow down and exercise caution. On a daily basis I see well known prominent people of our sociey, parents with children in the cars, church busses etc driving at high rates of speed, cutting in front of others and not using round abouts correctly.

      We all have a responsibility to keep our roads safe.

      • Anonymous says:

        But young men are far more likely to drive extremely dangerously than any other demographic.  The solo accidents when people wrap their cars around poles and trees etc late at night – almost all young men.

    • Anonymous says:

      it's all the bloody drinking and driving! hello!