Motorcycle smash kills rider

| 15/06/2010

(CNS): Update 1:00 pm Tuesday – Police have now confirmed that a 26-year-old man has died following a motorcycle crash in George Town. About 6:20 pm last night, Monday 14 June, the man was riding his blue Suzuki motorcycle east on Linford Pierson Highway, close to Rankin Drive, when his vehicle left the road and crashed through a fence. Emergency services attended the scene and the rider was conveyed to the Cayman Islands Hospital suffering from multiple injuries, police said. A few hours later the rider passed away.  (Photos by Dennie Warren Jr)

Though two earlier accidents this weekend have not been confirmed by the RCIPS, CNS understands that on Friday afternoon, 11 June, a motorbike caught on fire following a crash on the same stretch of road as Monday’s fatal accident and that the driver, who is currently being treated at the hospital, may have slipped in something on the road surface. On Sunday a young driver escaped from a serious accident in George Town when his car crashed into a wall on Walkers Road.

Police enquiries into Monday’s fatal incident are ongoing and any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police should contact PC 158 Gilzeane, RCIPS Traffic Department, on 946-6254.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Singo, you are gone but never forgotten.  It’s hard to believe that you have gone so painfully similarly to the way your father departed this life.   We will stand with your family.  RIP

  2. Anonymous says:

    my heart goes out to the family! may god bless u all during this difficult time.

  3. West Bay G says:

    RIP … In this life, most times being on these streets is the only time we feel free.

    To those young people reading, It’s things like this that make yourealize and be happy to survive all the stuff you did and look back on your younger years realizing how dumb you were. Thanking God for allowing you to live that long.

    Be safe on the roads everybody, Breakers Speedway is there for a reason!


  4. Hmmmm says:

    Heart felt condolences indeed….. a loss of life is always unfortunate.

    Even more unfortunate of late though, is the constant sight of speeding sport bikes on our roadways. If they are not "whizzing by" in the opposite lane, then they are overtaking up the middle of the traffic … lately I’ve personally seen 2 bikers on various occasions "poppin a wheelie" on that same Linford Pierson Hwy … at high speed nonetheless.

    Having had the pleasure of riding one of these same types of bikes, I know first hand that our average speed limit can be acheived easily in 2nd gear.. that leaves 3 or 4 more gears of acceleration.. there inlies the temptation !! Not to mention all the power accessiories that can be puchased after-market to take the acceleration and top-end speed to extremes. Many of these same road worthy bikes are midified for weekend races at the racetrak or un-offical racing on our raodways.

    On the same token, I usually enjoy watching the "crusiers"  pass by as they ride on a Sunday afternoon… always headed "East" … different bike.. different attitude …. Those riders seem to just be enjoying the ride and comradery of each other … granted they can be a noisy muffler bunch when left idling next to you at the traffic lights 🙂

    Maybe biker safety classes or awareness programmes can be tabled. What of the Biker Association that I hear of?

    (I’m in no way saying that this articled person was speeding … just that a trend exists)

    • Retreats Resident says:

      Indeed a loss of life is always terrible and sincere condolences…

      Having said that…Bobby Thompson Way is now akin to the Breakers dragstrip and many a local petrol head has raced to the mini-roundabout from cricket oval junction. This then gives them misguided ‘confidence’ to take the bends on Linford Pierson Hwy with some unfortunate consequences. This is not a one off incident by any means. I have cringed many a time at the sound of the screaming engines as they accelerates into the distance and I am now mournful of the fact that this latest (of many) incidents was shortly followed by the sirens and horns of the EMS.

      As I witnessed a cavalcade of high powered bikes overtaking, swerving and RACING I uttered to myself in prophetic words that it won’t be too long until the next accident.! How right [unfortunately] I was.!

      If oil or other substance on the road is the ’cause’ of the loss of control..what other contributory factors might there be. Not being a police accident investigator I don;t know but could suggest a few!

      My thoughts rest with the family (who I don’t know) but I know the feeling of losing a loved one. Condolences to you all.


  5. Anonymous says:

    RIP CINGO =*(

  6. W.S.L.M. says:

    Rest in Peace Singo, Bam Bam Deh yah to carry on where you left off soldier.

  7. Anonymous says:

    My condolences to the family…

    To the girldfriend and children you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    R. I. P.

  8. Anonymous says:

    cant tak to lose anymore this way…. May you rest in peace u were a great fren! luv and miss u greatly

  9. "Dougout" says:


    My condolences to the family…..