Driver killed in car smash

| 22/11/2014

(CNS): A 39 year old Caymanian man was killed in the early hours of Saturday morning in a single vehicle collision close to the Lighthouse restaurant in Breakers. Police said the driver who was the sole occupant of the black BMW collided with a light pole at around 1:20am this morning. The man local had been travelling west from East End when the smash happened. Police have not yet confirmed the cause of what appears to have been a high speed collision but the driver may have been drunk-driving. He was taken to George Town Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The RCIPS said they are seeking witness to the smash and anyone who was in the vicinity who may have witnessed the collision or have any information that can assist the investigation is asked to contact George Town Police Station at 949-4222.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Condolences to Mrs. Dawn and Mr. Rollin and the rest of the family.  Please remember that a family is mourning today and have lost a loved one.  Please remember the family that is mourning before you write your comments and think that it could have been one of your family members that was killed and you would not want people to say these things about them.  Please let the family grieve and lay their loved one Roger to rest.  He wasa son, brother, father, grandchild, cousin, uncle and a wonderful mechanic to so many. That is what is wrong with people living in Cayman now, we are the first ones to say awful things when someone dies but forget about what the families are going through at the time with losing their loved one.  Please respect the family and let them mourn their lost.  Rest in Peace Roger.  May your family find comfort at this most difficult time.

  2. Anonymous says:

    CNS- when you report on something that involves a death….why do you open this up for comments?  You have the regular morons that will Troll, thumbs down or laugh at comments that the grieving families may read or hear about.  I did not know the gentleman that passed but courtesy to his family and any future fatalities reported should be extended by not opening for comments.  May his soul Rest In Peace.  SMH

  3. Nikon Nik says:

    For top protection, keep your baby in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible – usually until about 2 years of age. You can find the exact height and weight limit on the side or back of infant car seat reviews. Kids who ride in rear-facing seats possess the maximum protection for the head, neck and spine. It is especially important for rear-facing children to ride in a back seat from the airbag.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately our Christmas season has started and this will not be the only fatal as proven in the past.

    For all you out there speeding and for those of you drink driving, please think twice, also don’t think of yourself, you sadly will be dead and those left behind will suffer and morn your loss.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Class of 1991 (CIHS) We lost a great friend and Class mate.

    To his family, my condolences. To those whom have these disgusting comments on here, if you can't say anything uplifting then don't say anything at all. Stop judging. Just think what if it was someone you loved. 

    RIP Roger, gone but never forgotten. 

  6. Anonymous says:

    I knew Roger and extend sincere condolences to his family.

    Although I haven't seen the location of his accident, from the description I believe it is very near to his family home, where he grew up. For those heartless bastards who made disparaging comments please consider the likelihood and grim irony of his family being awoken by the sound of a horrible crash, only to discover that it was their son. That would make their loss all the more hard for them to bear. Perhaps I'm wrong, maybe the family does not live there anymore but in any case, posters should be able to express their comments about the dangers of speed and alcohol (albeit speculation at this point) without being nasty. He was a son, brother and father. Have some simple human decency and RESPECT!  RIP Roger.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Alcohol was definitely a factor as his friends drinking with him have already told the police. It's sad! May he RIP and I'm glad no one else was killed.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sad to say but he killed himself. Furthermore, if friends knew he was drinking why on earth didn't one of them drive him home? Unless they were all drunk and the blind led the blind. RIP all the same.

  8. Anonymous says:

    There will always be a high tolerance for alcohol consumption because most adults don't know how to socialize without it.

    • Anonymous says:

      And yet most adults don't drink alcohol and those who do drink do it responsibly.  But then again I don't have your awesome powers of observation.  Just the facts.

  9. Anonymous says:

    For an island that has one of the largest police forces per capita of any other westernised country, there sure is a lack of policemen when you need them.

    For several hours on Friday night cars and bikes were seen and heard by many racing along the very same stretch of road that took this driverslife. Although not connected, these incidents wreak of the failure by the RCIPS to do their sworn duty and protect the public. Too many idiots and disgracefully low standards of driving are to blame on both counts, and the police do nothing to stop either.

    Street racing is becoming a scourge in the quieter districts of Grand Cayman, as are lethal levels of speeding and careless driving. The police know where it's going on, they see the skid marks and the gatherings of boy racers with their nasty little Hondas outside of local bars. They know that driving standards generally are very poor with little regard given to traffic laws or other drivers. And they also know why they are impotent to stop such blatant lawlessness, because their own cops are appallingly bad drivers and can't recognise it in others.

    Although drink is almost certainly a factor in this crash, it is not the cause. The cause was a vehicle being driven by a man who was breaking the law, clear and simple. We can only be thankful that his behaviour didn't kill or maim other road users, or destroy the lives of those who live close to this road.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Rest in peace Roger. We love you and miss you. Please forgive the less intelligent commenters here who either fail or refuse to see that you lived your life and graduated from this world with a passion that few of them will ever be capable of achieving. Live your new life in ever higher Glory to the One. God bless your loving family and the very many friends and loved ones you left behind. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Apologists for law breakers are the most unintelligent of all.

      He may have been a good man to those he loved, but he cared little for those he placed in mortal danger by his criminal actions. Speeding is one crime, drink driving and speeding is criminality at its most dangerous and calling upon your imaginary friends to forgive the reckless endangerment of other people's lives is religious hypocracy at its worst.

  11. Anonymous says:

    You will be missed roger taken way to soon my condolences to ur fam ur were such a kind guy funny great friend / school mate my heart breaks at the thought of not seeing you again.

  12. Uncle Bob says:

    Condolances to friends and family. I drove past the wreckage around 6:00am and it looked like the car had exploded. Put that wreckage on display where everyone can see it, if that's not the best deterant to other fools I don't know what is.

    • Anonymous says:

      To all Readers: I do not know the gentleman who died, and dont  know his name… but he was someones, son, brother, uncle, or even a father… so Uncle Bob please no need to use the term "other fools" . We all make mistakes and yes drinking and driving is a curse here in our tiny islands, and all over the world.  I have many friends who have lost their sons for this same reason.. I almost lost my son, and also speeding is a menace.. where and why are we going so fast  on 28×8 miles.. ..putting the vehicle on display is not a bad idea and it may be a deterent…and Uncle Bob I know you did not mean to be harsh in your words.. but at a time like this with the upcoming holidays… we NEED to get a strong message out especially to the young men and women and teenagers.. I think if the penalty for DUI was enforced more strongly and a NO TOLERANCE approach was taken.. there may be less accidents and fatalities. Where are the traffic police????? How about employing some traffic officers to patrol in high risk areas and high risk times like after the clubs close…and the roads are filled with drivers who have consumed alchohol…Also I know that the clubs serve under age teens… this has been going on for years and those establishments should be shut down.

      My condolences and sympathy go to the family of this young man.. I am sorry I do not know his name.. and mean no disrespect… I pray God will give you the strength and courage to hold on in this time of sadness..and know your loved one is with our Father in Heaven… My husband just lost his brother yesterday after losing his battle with his illness.. no matter how.. it is a deep loss and we must comfort each other..

      As we approach this Special Holiday Season… think of the reason why we celebrate this time and to any young person who may read this… stop and think before you drink and drive or get in a car with someone who is intoxicated… and for the older folk who like to "party " also… Please try  and set a good example… Thank you for this space to express my concern and condolences to the family of this gentleman.  Signed a Concerned Citizen

      • Anonymous says:

        Better yet close all stores and clubs that sell alcohol and throw anyone who drinks in jail like some Muslim countries do.  In other words make everyone pay for the sins of the few. Instead of just the ones who will not follow the laws.  This is the Caymanian christian way of the day.

  13. Anonymous says:

    That is why there are speed limits.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      So he would have hit the pole slower?

      • Anonymous says:

        If he had hit the pole slower, he might have survived!!

      • Anonymous says:

        He hit the pole because he was speeding on a stretch of road that has residential housing and two deceiving bends, hence the 30mph limit. If he hadn't been drunk and certainly not speeding around a bend that can take many unawares, he would not have lost control, spun his car over and then hit the pole. It was damn lucky that his car didn't spin across the road and take out oncoming traffic or smash through one of the houses which border the road. This man could have killed many other people by his reckless actions, perhaps you should think about that before making wise cracks or apologising for him.

    • Anonymous says:

      If so then perhaps we should have them removed?

  14. mccarron mclaughlin says:

    RIP Rog. 🙁

  15. Anon E Mouse says:

    Rest In Peace my friend.

  16. Anonymous says:

    sorry to hear that.. BUT i bet you AGAIN 1 million $ that booze was involved

    WHEN do we stop this madness with alcohol

    I can't even go 10 feet anymore in Cayman without seeing a booze ad

    on the street ( side walk sign) in the paper( EVERY DAY ), on Flags with pictures of beer ,

    on TV ( a lot ), on the radio ..  it is EVERYWHERE.  It is like a cancer and the bad part is …nobody cares, because MOST of the people are already full blow alcoholics and dont even know about it …see happy hour habits and parties !!

    good luck !!!

    • Anonymous says:

      16:27 – what an idiotic comment.

    • Anonymous says:

      Very few who drink alcohol let it be a problem for themselves or others. Same with drugs, guns, and driving a car. Lack of personal accountability, responsibility, and self dicsipline is the problem.  Caymans biggest problem is that it stil looks up to people who are seriously lacking in these qualities.

    • Anonymous says:

      I'll bet $1,000 you don't have $1million to bet.

    • Anonymous says:

      What an awful human being you are, willingly betting on the cause of a mans death not a day after. Having never known this chap, I'd certainly not be casting assumptions and betting $1m on something like this. RIP.

    • Anonymous says:

      Keep the million that you will never have and just buy me a bottle, will ya?

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow. Look at all the drunkards that voted this post down.

      • Anonymous says:

        Maybe its a thumbs down because, and only because, it is not yet been verified that drink was involved.  You know that thing of being innocent until proved guilty.

  17. xxx says:

    Condolences to his family.