Driver arrested after morning crash in Lower Valley

| 06/12/2013

(CNS): One man was injured, having been trapped inside his car, and another man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a collision shortly after 9:00 this morning on Discovery Drive, Lower Valley in Bodden Town. Police say that a Chevy TrailBlazer was seen travelling at high speed, heading east. When it reached the vicinity of  the Discovery Drive entrance, the driver attempted to turn into the road when he lost control and collided with a Hyundai H10, which was at the entrance of Discovery Drive waiting to exit onto Shamrock Road. The impact caused the Hyundai to be pushed in the bushes and male occupant trapped inside. He was freed by fire officers using the jaws of life and transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the TrailBlazer was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving at a speed.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision are asked to please contact Bodden Town Police Station or any of the police stations or crime stoppers at 800TIPS (8477)

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  1. T-Rex says:

    Why does the Cayman media always take pains to report that the “jaws of life” were used to free a crash victim from the wreckage? Hydraulic tools have been used for decades to free crash victims, even in Cayman.

    Note also that the term is a trademark of a particular manufacturer, so unless the Hurst Jaws of Life hydraulic tool is used by our rescue services perhaps the reports should refer only to generic hydraulic cutting/extraction tools.