Police seek hit & run driver

| 15/07/2010

(CNS): Two people were seriously injured on Wednesday evening when they were knocked down by a hit and run driver as they walked along the roadside. Police are now calling for witnesses to the incident, which occurred on Mount Pleasant Road in the vicinity of Hettie Lane, West Bay, at around 8pm. The vehicle is described as silver with a spoiler on the trunk and police say it is now likely to have damage to its left fender and windshield. The driver hit the two women pedestrians from behind and immediately fled the scene, so police are calling on the community to help find the vehicle. The two victims, who are now out of danger, were still being treated for serious injuries at George Town Hospital late Wednesday night, police said.

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time or who may have seen a damaged silver vehicle to come forward and contact the traffic department or call PC Stacyann Stewart or PC Bellanger at 949-4222 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).  
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  1. Anonymous says:

    I hope they get the person who did this. But on the other side, we can make Cayman a better place with some small changes. I drive every evening on Walker’s Road. Some parts of the road are very well lit and it’s easy to see pedestrians. However, especially the pedestrian crossings are in very dark spots. It’s would be easy to move the crossings 20 or 30 yards, so that it’s easier for drivers to see when a person is crossing the street. In my humble opinion it’s nearly criminal to have pedestrians crossings without placing a street-light over them. That gives pedestrians a wrong feeling of safety. They think the cars will stop – while the drivers might not notice the person until it’s too late to brake.

    And I don’t even want to mention all the concrete walls too close to the streets – we really have to do better if we want to prevent future traffic fatalities. Take a wooden fence, and lives might get saved.


  2. john say what says:

    how can someone be so cold to hit and run and not stop to find out if they are alright whoever did this deserves not to be behind the wheel of a vehicle ever again in no part of the world this a terrible act to humanity

  3. Anonymous says:

    Let me tell you how cold hearted these persons are; I am just coming back from seeing my sister in Surgical and my cousin in Critical.  My sister stated that the occupants of the car actually came out, picke her up and threw her into the bush, then drove off.  How much colder can these people be; prison here is too good a punishment for them – that is if they are caught.

    • whodatis says:

      Are you serious??!!

      I cannot find the words … sick s.o.b.’s!

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s despicable behavior…. heathens.  No respect for human life.

  4. Anonymous says:

    We need adequate sidewalks and speed bumps on Mount Pleasant road. The foot traffice on Mount Pleasant road is constant all evening long.

    Maybe its time Bush pushed through a law making all properties on the island put sidewalks in over the next 5 years. He’s certainly pushing though enough other stuff, what’s one more?

  5. Anonymous says:

    God forbid if I was to ever hit a stray dog I would stop and take it to the vet.  For this person to hit 2 human beings and just drive off shows what kind of person he or she is.  They need to be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Glad the two ladies are doing ok now.

  6. Anonymous says:

    In a "hit and run" situation there are two issues.

    First, there is no excuse for the "run". Running is immoral.

    The "hit" issue is two sided. First: at night, drivers must always drive more slowly and be watching for pedestrians, animals and objects on the road. Second: pedestrians must dress in light coloured clothing (so they can be seen by drivers) and walk facing the traffic (so they have a chance of jumping out of the way in case of trouble).



  7. Anonymous says:

    Whilst we need to find the driver and lock them away for 30 years for leaving the scene of a serious accident and potentially leaving 2 victims for dead. The issue of road safety, lighting and pedestrians raises its head again.

    Pedestrians on the island do not wear suitable clothing for walking on roads at night, they should wear reflective gear and preferably lights when walking on the roads at night, this is basic common sense. I have seen too many close calls in places such as this and on south sound road where it is pitch dark and out of nowhere a jogger in dark clothing runs accross the road in front of you, you could not blame a driver for hitting somebody in this scenario.

    Obviously in this case the thug was drunk, driving without insurance/licence, wanted by the police or carrying weaponry or probably all of the above, hence why they left the scene. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find them based on the cars description although I can imagine some idiot removing his spoiler and desperately fixing a couple of dents in his bonnet this morning.

  8. Anonymous says:

    There can’t be too many boy racer cars that match this description especially not those with a damaged front end. Come on Cayman, don’t let these thugs get away with it, you know who they are, you know who drives cars like this and suddenly they are off the road or in the garage for a couple of days for no apparent reason.

    Speak up cowards for once in your miserable little lives.

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  10. George says:

    The last hit and run like this in January, resulted in a simple fine for the driver……. doesn’t seem fair really..

  11. Ken P says:

    Driver please do the right thing and come forward. I call for the government to install CCTV Cameras now and also to build sidewalks. In West Bay and most of Cayman there’s a serious lack of sidewalks and many of the streets aren’t properly lit so which increases the risk of accidents and hit and runs. The government can easily use low risk prisoners who are serve 3 month sentences for traffic or minor violations to build sidewalks. If you’re a cyclist in Cayman you’re gambling with your life as there’s no cycling paths and many drivers don’t respect cyclist.

    Drunk driving is also a big concern as it won’t surprise me if this occured in the above mentioned incident. If I’m not mistaking this is the 5th hit and run in West Bay in the last 12 months including 1 fatality so I ask for the police to start doing a bit more monitoring and crack down on reckless drivers. This is a major concern for many residents and tourist.

    Truth be told many pedestrians don’t walk on the correct side of the road, wear dark clothes at night and might be alcohol impaired. This then also makes for a high possibility of hit and runs. Mac start doing a foot patrol in your district and start installing sidewalks in Mt PLeasant, Willie Farrington Dr, Botabano Rd, Hell Rd ( tourist) and Water Course Rd.

    Blessings to all.

    • Anonymous says:

      The road to Hell has already been widened in Cayman.  (Only in Cayman). I am now calling for the speed bumps on all the newly constructed/covered roads in WB.  The Birch Tree Hill road will be where the next serious accident will occur.  Drivers… stop textin’… stuffin’ the cell in the ear…drinkin’ and drivin’ and changin’ CDs or posin’ off.  Driving is a serious responsibility. Don’t think accidents couldn’t happen to you because you’re so skilled with the BB. You’re only fooling yourself! Pay ATTENTION.  I’ve known personally of a fatal hit and run and trust me… God was in control of that jury and the driver no longer is driving.

      • Anonymous says:

        I totally agree with the comment directly above me! I am sickened by the sight of local drivers (on a daily basis) using and being distracted by their cell phones. BB in particular!!  I have committed myself to making my vehicle a "No Phone Zone" as I am often travelling with my infant child.

        I pray that others will follow me.  We cannot wait until cell-phone usage takes the life of any person/s. We MUST be pro-active!  No phone-call, text, email or BB message is worthing losing your life for.