Three injured in two road smashes

| 18/08/2011

(CNS): Officers from the RCIPS said Thursday that they have arrested a 49 year old man after three people were hurt in more road accidents on Wednesday evening (17 August). Athough everyone involved escaped serious injury two women and one man were all taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town following a collision between a bus and a truck in West Bay at around 7pm and a head on smash in the Bodden Town district between two cars at about 7:30pm. Police said that two women were passengers on the bus and the man was one of the drivers in the Bodden Town crash who also arrested on suspicions of DUI following treatment at the hospital. (Photo by Dennie Warren JR)

A police spokesperson said the man was travelling West on Bodden Town Road in a Mazda car and it appears that he exceeded the speed limit on the curvature which caused the vehicle to drift into the opposite lane. The car then smashed into a Ford Explorer at around 7:30pm which was travelling East on the same road. The driver was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries and later arrested but luckily all three occupants of the Explorer escaped injuries.

Earlier in the evening just after 7:00pm a passenger bus was rear-ended by a truck as it travelled along Town Hall Road in West Bay. There were three passengers on the bus at the time, the male driver escaped injury, but the two female passengers were not as lucky as they both complained of head and foot pain. Both women went to hospital but they were not admitted as their injuries were not serious.

Investigations are ongoing into both incidents and officers from the RCIPS are asking anyone who witnessed either crash to contact George Town police station on 949-422 or the Traffic Management Department on 946-6254.

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  1. notagain::: says:

    Why is it that these people dont learn how to drive defensively. If they took driving lessons they wouldnt be overtaking on a curve,  tailgateing, slidding between two cars to move up in slow traffic. For such a small placethe accident reports are frightening.