Man killed in bike crash

| 16/10/2014

(CNS): Updated Police have now confirmed that the local man killed in a motorbike crash Thursday morning was 23 year old Seion Brown of Windsor Park. The smash occured at around 6:30am on the Shamrock Road, west of the Savannah Primary School. Brown is beleived to have lost control of his bike as he travelled west on Shamrock Road. An RCIPS spokesperson said as the bike took a left hand bend in the vicinity of Buddy’s Way,it skidded and collided with a sign post. Brown sustained serious head injuries and was pronouced dead at the George Town hospital.

Police are now seeking witnesses too the collision and are asking anyone who can help to contact PC Eunel Gilzean at the Bodden Town Police Station on 947 2220.

Following the serious crash the police closed Shamrock Road for several hours in both directions around the crash scene which caused severe traffic problems during the morning communite into George Town.

 

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  1. Anonymous Witness says:

    Someone needs to look in that emergency response time situation 3/4 hour later also including those all gear up sunglasses arm police who turn up first at the accident scene then stood around doing absolutely nothing, i guess their Traffic officers too i suppose. Those incharge who dissolved the traffic department should be put in jail, A bunch of idiots.

  2. Inspector Clouseau says:

    What a racket! The guy just died of motorcycle accident and the authors of these comments are crucifying the police for the traffic on a main road that consist of a 15ft lane. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    Condolences to friends and family of this young man. As someone who has lost some one tragically  i can relate to the pain and sadness  that you all will go thru. May God's hand be on all friends and family during these trying times.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What a horrible tragedy BUT it sounds like it was totally preventable. It is not RCIP’s fault, it is not because of a “fast bike”, it is not because drivers licenses are too easy to get, it is not a traffic flow problem….it is a riding like a dumbass problem. Nonetheless, it is very unfortunate that this stupid move cost him his life. 🙁 I’m so sad for his friends and family.

  5. Anonymous says:

    why allow high powered bikes when the max spped limit is 50mph on a small percentage of cayman roads????

    • Anonymous says:

      11.08-the same logic goes for cars, which means essentially only very slow electric cars can be allowed or bicycles…

      Whatever the rights and wrongs here, onefamily is minus a person loved to them, and for that they have my complete condolences.

      The debate on traffic, I feel, should be on a different or separate article, as indeed it frequently is. Show some respect for the family on this article please.

      • Anonymous says:

        It's just a shame that this rider didn't show respect for Cayman's traffic laws or the other road users he placed at risk by riding his machine like a lunatic. This bike was often seen breaking the law alongside his death wish companions, these idiots need stopping before they kill an innocent.

    • Anonymous says:

      Based on your logic we should also get rid of the porches, bmws, mercedes, etc. Pretty much 95% of the vehicles on island as they go faster than the speed limit and we should all drive scooters?

    • Anonymous says:

      I know right? BACKWARD!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Very sad & condolences to the family BUT we heard him before we saw him as he literally FLEW past ours house!  When will these young people learn that kind of speed kills & next time it may be some innocent victim. Slow down young folk you can't go far on this Island so what's the hurry?

  7. Anonymous says:



    Firstly I have two words for people who drive that stretch: STOP SPEEDING. The limit is 30mph for a reason.

    Anyone who lives on this stretch can tell you how both the car drivers and bikers are equally as reckless and how they race past like they are on a track. I could hear the bike coming tearing from what sounded like at least a mile away. Then…. the impact. Then…. had no choice but to see the after effects first hand.

    While I do feel terrible for this young man & his family – speed was most definitely a factor and this could have all been easily avoided. No other drivers to blame in this one so other people need to stop making up rumours.

    May he RIP.

     

     

     
  8. Anonymous says:

    Ride In Peace Seion! Gone Too Soon! We'll Miss You Forever!

  9. noname says:

    Seion Brown was one of the best young Caymanians I have ever had the pleasure of knowing!

    I gave Seion his first real job several years ago and he tuned out to be one of the best emplyees, he shoed up for work at 7:00am every day and for the most part worked unsupervised on one of the biggest projcts we had, Water Colours.

    After reading the comitts above I felt I had to write this to let everone know what a great person he was!

    Several people have judgeed him that did not know him and have put him in a catagory of a speeding motorcycelist that was breaking the law. None of which has been proven in the police investigation.

    A lot of things could have happened; dog ran out in front of him, wet road, mechanical issue, etc. Lets not make asumptions.

    Seion came to me  early on for a loan to buy a motorcycle. His daughter was around one yearold at the time  I told he had othr resposibilites to spend money on. He took this advice to heart and worked even harder.

    I will agree with the people calling for more and better training, but not just for motorcycle riders but or all motor vehicle licenses.

    I will also support a maditory motorcycle safty course for all motorcycle riders before being issued a motorcycle endorsement. Having a 125c bike for a year or two and never riding it does not teach you how to ride! Only education training and experience teachessyu how to ride.

    Did not want  to make this a soap box, sorry fo that!

    This is about a geat person that will be terribly missed by all that truely knew him.

    He leaves behind two young children!

    Are thoughts and prayers are with his family!

    You are missed Seion!

    Peace and Love

    Mark Jewell

  10. MEM says:

    This is very sad, but every morning when I am in traffic there is some invincible bike-rider twisting and twirling through traffic instead of waiting and sliding by slowly like the rest of us motorist! Even this morning there was a dude on a green motorbike speeding down elgin avenue passing cars as if he is driving in a fricking army tank! Bike licenses are too easy to get, driving a car is one thing, riding a bike is another, licensing should be much stricker and reserved for experienced motorist only and not children with licenses! 25+ with a minimum of 5 years consistent driving experience. They should also make a bike-riding road safety course MANDATORY; these riders endanger lives every morning, and this happened right after a school zone and my children go to that school to, I would have been pissed peachy if that bike had flown into my kids school bus! Where are the popos in the morning looking out for these riders? And everyone has something good to say about people when their gone, I am not going to be a hypocrite on this site because of how the situation turned out, I am deeply troubled by this, I have family who know this young man but I am angry and upset because he could have been here this morning and this article would not have to been written if he had been riding safely and sensibly, str8 talk!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Don't know the circumsatnces of what caused this accident however most motorcycle riders here are idiots.  Coming back from Rum Point Sunday afternoon driving through North Side a group of 15 or so bikes were coming at me from the opposite direction.  The lead bike was riding a wheelie doing around 50 mph as were a few more retards behind him  Best part was 2 or 3 of the riders thought it would be cute to play chicken with me and were riding at me in the middle of the oncoming lane and then swerving back into their lane at the last second.  Absolute geniuses, I'm in an 7,000lb truck towing an 8,000lb boat, what's the worst that could happen?  Several of the bikes weren't even street legal ie they were dirt bikes.  Called the cops to report it.  Would have been very easy for a cop or two to simply wait for them anywhere along North Side to come back out of Rum Point to Frank Sound Rd as there is no other way out.  However when I got back to East End I saw a cop at the EE police station standing by his car in the parking lot so it appears nothing was being done about it. Surprised stories about motorcycle fatalities aren't a weekly occurance.

    • Anonymous says:

      Did the cop have his thumb up his ass?

    • Anonymous says:

      All true, the RCIPS are sitting on their hands on Northside through to EE. The tyre marks on the road are evidence if any were needed of the lunacy that grips this part of the island on Sunday's.

      For gods sake do something RCIPS, get out of your cruisers, get proactive and stop the drag racing here on Northside.

  12. Cayman gone says:

    Rest in Peace Seion and to RCIPS for their terrible response to traffic in the area in the 35 years i have been driving i have never seen this level of incompetence in the RCIPS never.I dare not to think what if we did not have the east west arterial road. Looking at who is incharge can't say i am surprise Time for Bains and his little entourage to go both local and overseas  Shameful and national disgrace.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I drive that route every morning, there is one guy weaving in and out of traffic every day, always on my side of the road as I drive towards bodden town. I thought yesterday it could have been him, I hope he is reading this and greatly improves his road respect or he could well be next, 

  14. Anonymous says:

    R.I.P fam may your soul truly rest in peace from your peeps in the UK

  15. Cayman Motorist says:

    Condolences to the rider"s family. The RCIPS management of traffic need condolences too Never ever seen such Horendous traffic control as i saw this morning an absolute disgrace and shame to our beautiful Islands. Bains really really needs to go now the RCIPS is a national Joke! 

  16. Anonymous says:

     So sad

     

     

    Condolenses to the family

  17. Anonymous says:

    A couple of years ago a young man was killed driving his car through the 'Tomlinson Hospital' roundabout, just west of Ocean Club. The accident, like this one, happened  early in the morning, when it's easy to forget there is a film of almost-invisible dew on the roads, as we move into winter. This turns worn, oily tarmac into a skating rink. Anyone drivng fast early in the morning, car or bike, had better remember this. Since the law was changed about 15 years ago, allowing super-bikes into Cayman, around 15 young  men have died riding them, a surprise to no one, as their power and performace is intoxicating. 

  18. Peter Schmid says:

    As a motorcyclist I am additionally saddened when a fellow motor cycle rider gets into an accident and/or loses his/her life.

    Because invariably, we'll hear the calls to ban Motor bikes.

    Unfortunately there will always be irresponsible vehicle operators and many will operate vehicles that exceed their capabilities by a very large margin. Some are lucky and survive until they get wiser and more skilled and some, regretably, do not!

    I can say that on average, the Motor cycle rider is a more skilled operator than the average car operator, further, I can attest to the fact that many Car drivers think they have more right to be on the road than a Motor cycle, I experience harrassment from car and truck Drivers almost daily if I operate my bike less than 5 miles above the speed limit. Many times drivers have haphazardly started to overtake me and when opposing traffic approaches they try to simply force me off the road, yet, if you talk to them, they claim to be very safe and conservative drivers and no, the would never drive in another country!

    So, lets hear it for better driver education and more demanding driver testing for all!

    • Anonymous says:

      Motor bikes should be banned.  Small engine scooters are sufficent given the prevailing speed limits and the risks of bikes. 

  19. Michel says:

    Condolences to the family and friends of this young man. God Bless, Michel Lemay and Family.

  20. UHUHUH` says:

    My sincere condolences to the family of  the rider. For years I have been advocating that Cayman should restrict the importation of motor cycles that can travel faster than our speed limits. This was a law I think, back in the 1970s. But someone changed that! The reason I am suggesting this, is because of  the following!  I have never seen a motor-cyclist on this Island being given a ticket for speeding. And believe me I've seen many [especially since they built the Dart extension to West Bay] a motor cycle doing at least 80 mph or [128.75 kmph] 

    We will never stop those who seem to think they are invincible, and that they are always in control of that machine they are riding, as long as they have no fear of being caught. We have but a few motor-cycle police on patrol during the day and never at night it seems. Therefore these riders feel free to speed all the time and they do. Therefore I suggest that Government should ban the use of all high powered Bikes and souped-up cars from our public roads, and perhaps we will see less road accidents and fatalities.

    Again my condolences to the bereaved family, hoping that there are no little kids that have been left behind with-out a father. Let us all pray for the family of this young man. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Really not trying to start a debate about this on here, but , this attitude of "lets not deal with the issue and just ban the suspected problem" is the reason why we are in the issues that we are in as a country. 

      Instead of having proper training and educational systems put in place, so people can drive better, lets just ban stuff. How many people have gotten licenses, whether motor car or cycle and can not do a proper merge or even reverse properly? The cayman license has got to be the easiest licenses anyone can get in the world bar none. The amount of drivers, new and old who can not even use a round-a-bout properly, is quite rediculous. No disrespect to you, but I can almost bet, you might fall into this category too.

       Revampt the license criteria, and actually make it challenging for people to get a license . In every other country, it is a privalege and a responsiblilty to get a license, here its thrown at you before you can even spell your name correctly.

       

      Condolences to the young mans family. Rest in peace.

    • Anonymous says:

      16:22 the someone who changed that was Ezzard Miller.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Very sad but I am sure I am not the only driver to see a spot in the distance in the rear view mirror only to have it streak past me at 80 or 90 mph just a foot or so away from my side view mirror.

  22. Anonymous says:

    While this is certainly a tragedy and another valued life lost; I must say that the RCIPS, as usual did a piss poor job with traffic control. A total disaster on their part. May the young man RIP and light perpetual shine on his soul. The Lord be with his grieving family in these difficult times.

    • anonymous says:

      There seemed to be just as many police sat watching and having breakfast in their air conditioned cars as there were trying to "direct" traffic. I am sure they are all on cameras around the gas station area.

    • Anonymous says:

      how is this rcips fault???

      are they meant to do 24hr speed checks on all vehicles, on all roads, every minute of the day????

      • Anonymous says:

        Read the post. He said they did a p p job of TRAFFIC CONTROL after the accident. 

  23. resident says:

    My sincere condolences to the family of this young man!  He's in a better place now .  RIP 

    • Anonymous says:

      Comments like this "he is in a better place now" I find very insulting! how the hell do you know he is in a better place?  I am sure his family and friends would much prefer him to be here and around enjoying life.  My condolences to his family and friends, its very sad having to deal with such a tragedy.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I live on Shamrock Road and can hear the raceway worthy speeds these young men race at on their motorcycles at all times of the day and night. I always think that there is there is a mother out there who would be very disappointed to know her son was riding around at such speeds. My heart always shudders for the soon to be bereaved parents.  Talk to your young adults everyone! Parenting never ends, it just changes. Do your bit, show you care and at least try to have them slow down. So sad.

  25. Anonymous says:

    I am a motorcyclist and so mourn every death of a fellow biker; however, the standard of riding on this island is absolutely abysmal. These guys cut in and out of traffic with no consideration for either road users, or indeed  their own lives, wearing zero protective gear. I am suprised that reports such as this are not a daily occurance. On busy roads, slow the feck down and stop riding like such tossers!

  26. charles says:

    VERY SAD

  27. Anonymous says:

    R.I.P young man. Another added to the very long list of young men and women who have lost their lives on our roads. (be it their fault or not, death is death)

    My condolences to his family at this time, God bless.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Oh my word, I am so sorry to learn of this yet another young man leaving us so early in life. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Young people please for the sake of your parents "do better" learn to wait and stay in line. Stop the rush and the road rage. It pains my heart to see the overtaking and unbelieveable way those bikes shoot in and out of traffic in the mornings. May the lost of this previous life be a beacon of hope for better road courtesy from bikers. 

    • Anonymous says:

      There are responsible and safer ways to pass to the right (center) of the road.  Passing on the left (shoulder) is dangerous for rider, drivers, and pedestrians and is illegal.  Riders, please learn to pass responsibly in the center.

  29. Anonymous says:

    how many more fathers, brothers, uncles, cousins, nephews, friends, and so on do we have to lose before these guys finally decide to slow down…

  30. Condolences says:

    My heat breaks for this young man, another one gone too soon.My condolences go out to his grieving family.

    • Anonymous says:

      But why not just follow the rules of the road?   He would have been fine.  

      • Anon-E-mousy says:

        In order to follow rules, one must first know what the rules are.

        Unfortunately the people at the DMVL see a DL as a persons 'Right' and not a 'Privilege'.

        I have personally whitnessed the SAME person take the SAME test 4 times on the SAME DAY, with the help of the DMVL here in Cayman.

        A drivers knowledge of the Rules of the Road should not be a guessing-game.

        Hell, there are many drivers on our roads who can't even read or write! 

  31. Anonymous says:

    Very sad indeed. If only the police had set up a road block to monitor drivers in that area. This person might have just been delayed a few seconds, but he would be alive. There is a big difference in the morning when the police can be seen in the distance in that area.

    I wonder if we have any lawyers out there willing to push the issue to have police presence in more locations around the island to deter such incidents?. (As sarcastic as a bolack quack).

    Very sorry for the family loss.

     

     

    • Anonymous says:

      As usual – blame the police! The young man died tragically young, but it appears that he did so because of his own actions. Personal responsiblity is obviously a thing of the past on this island. Sad to hear the sort of comments above – it epitomises the 'blame someone else' culture that is causing so many problems in the Cayman Islands.

       

      My sincere condolences to the young man's family. I'm sorry for your loss.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why are the RCIPS responsible for the safety of someone who might have been breaking the law? 

  32. Anonymous says:

    SAD! The only road death in Little Cayman ever was a friend on a motorcycle—-sad!