Wednesday 26 February, 2020

RCIPS seek public’s help after officer struck by car in West Bay

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) are seeking the public’s help after one of its officers was struck by a vehicle in West Bay on Saturday night.

Reports from the police are that, at about 11:30 PM, officers were conducting a traffic check in the vicinity of Yacht Drive on the Esterly Tibbets Highway.

During this check a dark-colored sedan appeared to slow down to stop upon approaching the location.

An officer that was at the location approached the vehicle in a marked police car with blue lights on.

 The officer exited the police car and walked up to the driver's side of the dark-colored sedan, where he attempted to speak with the driver and the passenger of the vehicle.

After getting no response from either party, the officer attempted to obtain the license plate number of the vehicle and in doing so walked in front of the dark coloured sedan, that had parked.

The driver of the vehicle then drove off and struck the officer with the car, then sped off and broke through the roadblock entering into West Bay.

The injured officer was given first aid assistance by the other officers on scene and then was transported to the hospital by an ambulance for treatment after being later released.

 He is believed to have sustained non life-threatening injuries.

The RCIPS noted that it “considers actions displayed by the driver of this vehicle was an reckless and unwarranted attack on a police officer carrying out his lawful duty, which could have resulted in serious injury ,and even the loss of life.”

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