Driver arrested after hitting woman on West Bay Rd

| 16/04/2011

(CNS):Police have confirmed that a woman was run down by a car last night, Friday 15 April, as she tried to cross the West Bay Road near Calico Jacks at around 11pm. A driver has been arrested in the wake of the incident in which the 28 year old woman sustained minorinjuries. She was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital, George Town, where she was treated and subsequently released. The 48-year-old male driver of the vehicle involved, a brown Nissan Laurel, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, a police spokesperson revealed. (Photo by Dennie Warren Jr)

Traffic officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward. Information can be passed to the Traffic Department on 946-6254, George Town Police Station 949-4222, or via the Crime Stoppers tip-line 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. nauticalone says:

    Strange how the “Powers that be” can provide for a proper (raised and lit) crosswalk between the Government Admin Bldg and Immigration (where they utilize) but how they will not provide for similar safe crosswalks along such a heavily trafficked roadway as the Seven Mile Strip….where most of our tourists are!

    And also will not lower the speed limit (and properly Police it).
    Think about it….Seven Mile Beach Rd. and the By-Pass roads are the same speed limit??? What genius planning!!!

  2. Right ya so says:

    Only one question: Why are people STILL drunk driving??

    Speed limit has nothing to do with it – lower the speed limit but people will still drive drunk!

    • Anonymous says:

      Right yo so:

      Clearly you were joking as drunk driving in Cayman is the norm. How do you think the patrons of these bars get home?

      Go to A LA Kebab at bar closing time to see just who are driving on the roads of Cayman at that time.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I for one am impressed. Ya got a bar on one side of the road, where a lot of folks go to lose some of their perception (getting drunk); ya got a 40 MPH road that one half of the island’s population Must use to go anywhere; and ya got the parking lot for the afore mentioned place of sense dulling ‘fun’ on the other side of the flipping road! I’m surprised they haven’t had to install a cemetery next to the parking lot just to pile the bodies into. God must be smiling on some folks!

  4. Anonymous says:

    That stretch of the WB road is dangerous enough during daylight hours with so many people wanting to cross and vehicles wanting to U turn etc. I always slow down to way under 40 in that area.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed.  I have seen many accidents here.  There are also a lot of distractions for drivers be it music or pretty people.  Once the by pass was functional the speed limit along all of WB road should have been reduced. 

  5. So bad says:

    Drunk driving is so bad in Cayman.

    We need to change attitudes and quickly.  Six months to one year in jail minimum for risking others’ lives would be a good start.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Lots of money spent to promote tourism in Cayman. But nobody seem to care if they survive here when simply try to cross two way road. My heart sinks every time I see tourist, like frightened rabbits, trying to cross WestBay road. I usually stop to let them cross, but I never sure that taxi or bus or another idiot in a hurry with a phone glued to his(her) ear, will try to pass me using middle lane while tourists look the other way to cross remaining part of the road. EVERY major road crossing locations must have "on demand" traffic light- treasure Islands, Aqua beach, Westin,Fosters, Governor’s square and Calico jack- which is absolutely crazy place to cross either on foot or by car, There is really nowhere to rush on this island, but we can’t change their idiotic philosophy. The only solution is crosswalks or overheadbridges. Cayman Island should show real hospitality by giving tourists safe way to cross a road. Isn’t it ridiculous that a tourist’s destination doesn’t provide safe road crossing? 

     

    • Anonymous says:

      I have repeatedly streessed this same point and the need to lower the speed limit.  The Government has said it needs to be done but fails to do it.  In my book they need to act now or take responsibility for the next, and the next and, then next incident like this.

      They can pass laws almost over night that are beneficial to their rich friends but something this obvious they keep putting off.

      There is no acceptable excuse for their lack of action. Remember this next election.

      • Anonymous says:

        Lowering the speed limit on any road will NOT stop the dangerous driving habits of speeders and idiots who attempt to drive while drunk.

         

        Obviously, they choose to ignore many traffic laws, signs or no signs.

        • Anonymous says:

          You have a point.  However it will slow down the overall flow of traffic making the road safer. 

          Using your reasoning, we might as well do away with all traffic laws as safe drivers do not need them and the bad one will not abide by them.  Then we could cut down the cost of the Police service.

  7. Anonymous says:

    XXXXX… I hope the person recovers from her injuries soon and I wish the public transport board would consider providing hourly buses to all districts on Fri/Sat nights until all the Clubs and  Bars have closed, so that less people would be tempted to drink and drive.

  8. Anonymous says:

    on the other hand….there has to be something done about the cars that are being parked on the side of the road, there isnt enough lighten so your view it limited, and just please put a cross walk…..it would be great for many of the small, hard to view area would get a lil light and the person who is cross press a button and the light turns red…..this could also save people from getting hurt…. but i hope all goes well with the victim