Cop car hits concrete truck

| 30/06/2014

(CNS): A police chase on Friday afternoon ended in a costly collision for the RCIPS when the officer driving the police car crashed into a parked cement truck. The RCIPS said that the vehicle was chasing a suspect following a reported hit and run in Sparky Drive, in the industrial area of George Town. The driver of the suspected car had refused to stop, regardless of the police lights and sirens. During the chase the police patrol car veered off the road and into the premises of National Concrete, where it crashed into the truck.

Needless to say, the police car came off the worst of the two vehicles. The officer driving the patrol vehicle received minor injuries and was taken to hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police said the report was received by the Police Unit, who responded to the hit and run at around 4:30pm but it is not clear how the car managed to hit the truck, which was parked on the private premises.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I'm almost sure the cop was trying to dodge a pot hole. Those craters are ridiculous!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Where the police chopper was???

  3. Anonymous says:

    We simply need to import bigger cement trucks so our cops can SEE them.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I hear they swerved to avoid a puddle……don't want to wet up the car.

  5. ANON says:

    Frankie Flowers we need you! Please, please come home quickly, and bring your film crew, so  we can do a Cayman Version of the "keystone cops".  You know!  The 1930s movie about  a bunch of inept  policemen in the US. Which was a big hit!    

    No need to bring any actors!  We'll just use the locals. I'll venture to say that the Cayman version will be one of the funniest movies ever.  A block buster that will pack theaters every-where!  And all the inept police officers will be happy, having found their true calling! 

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Looking forward to the job adverts "Actors needed : Salary – close to nothing plus, food scraps and a room in GT thrown in"

    • Anonymous says:

      A ' block buster'. See what ya did there?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Obviously the suspect was a way better driver than the cop!

  7. tellmenah says:

    Costly mistake, but why are you defending criminals? Tellmenah

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes who are we going to call.  The police with a fancy car they cant even drive properly or carry a gun (who take 30 minutes to respond to any emergency other than coffee break).  isn't there a speed bump right in that area….hmmm.  perhaps some extra drivers training in in order.  Just because you can step on a gas peddal and steer doesnt mean you know how to drive.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It is so very easy to Jump over Uniformed Individuals, be it Police, Customs, Immigratio, Fire, Military etc. Yes these services have their bad apples .. but don't be so quick to JUDGE them.. Lets set back and think…. Who you are going to call in the time on an enmergency.

    We are all human and therefore we make mistakes, yes this officer may have made a Bad judjment /error they are not perfect far from . I will agree that if you are going to drive a POLICE Vehicle/ Ambualace / Fire Truck you should properly trained.

     

  9. Anonymous says:

    What a waste of another very expensive Police Car…Baines will be back hand in cap begging for more funds in no time..

    • Anonymous says:

      When are the officers start paying for those wrecked cars.  The first time they sit In a CAR is when them squat in the Cayman Islands.  Tired Of the waste, let them pay.

      • Anonymous says:

        I don't normally comment in these forums but really, "the first time they sit in a car is when them squat in the Cayman Islands" how can someone really make a comment like that. There are no cars in the other countries that are called home by the expatriate officers. There is absolutely no need to go there, that is why there will always be a divide in this country with thinking and expressing these type of views. The issue at hand is an Officer being involved in an accident. No concern has been expressed as to his well being. Of course the poster has never ever been involved in an accident. Perfect driver!

  10. Finn Derbender says:

    Obviously chasing a hardened criminal.!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Ummmmm, isn't that area back there a dead end?

  12. Frank says:

    Correct me if i am wrong, but arent the police not to pursue suspects in car chases anymore? 

    This is a perfect reason of why. 

    #1 the roads here are way to populated to risk an innocent person being injured.

    #2 the police are not well trained enough to participate in a chase and, judging by the amount of police vehicles involved in accidents on this island, they are barely able to drive at regular speed!  

    Between parking in handicap spots, running red lights in front of at least 10 witnesses and colliding with a car and now running off the road onto a private premises and hitting a cement truck, i would say its about time somebody had a talk them about correct ways to drive. If i owned a company with the same amount of vehicles as the RCIPS and they were being written off on a monthly basis, i would be P*SSED!!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Clowns can't drive.

  14. brit says:

    Amazing they get new cars & smash them up.  Well it's not their car so " who cares " seems to be the attitude. Shocking.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Ouch!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Cop should be charged with Careless driving. If he slide all the way into the private premises, he could have injured or killed someone – it was still working hours.

     

    Carelessness or recklessness on the part of RCIP officer. He/She should also be personally liable to pay for damages to cement truck and cop car.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Nice another Charger bites the dust as Caymans police force attempt another daring chase in vehicles to powerful for them to control properly. Top quality RCIPS…top quality..

     

  18. Police Responsibility says:

    I think the Commissioner of Police should make it a policy to ban all high speed pursuits on this small island. What is the need when you can identify the driver and jot down the registration number of the vehicle?  Suppose that officer collided with a vehicle and kill innocent people – then what???

    • Anonymous says:

      Have you tried to read any rear facing licence plates recently? Those vehicles which have heavily tinted licence plates are obviously up to no good.

    • Anonymous says:

      Really….you can identify a driver beyond doubt when all you have seen is the rear of the vehicle? Excellent move jotting down the license plate number.Just rock up to the owners house and in the event that it wasn't actually stolen the owner is of course going to fess up and say they were driving!!!  Dream on. 

      That is not to say that high speed chases should continue. They should all be called in to control and authorised / called off by a senior officer with regard to the where what and who of the circumstances (including which police driver is trained for what types of pursuit)

      • Anonymous says:

        The owner of a vehicle should be held responsible anyway (unless previously reported stolen to the police). In the U.S. if you run a red light camera, camera speed trap or toll booth the ticket goes to the registered owner – dosn't matter who was driving.

        • Anonymous says:

          In the US if you don't have too many convictions or too many mental health problems you can buy lots of guns and then go shoot up a few classes of school kids. 

  19. Knot S Smart says:

    Ohhh…Bombo Clott…

  20. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully the officer is ok & the Dodge fixable. You cant blame the man for trying to glean concrete evidence, on the hit & run?

  21. Anon says:

    I don't think this particular officer should engage in such chases.  Give him a bicycle.