Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Weekend collision report: 2 drivers veer into oncoming traffic

Three motor vehicle collisions were reported over the weekend Sept 8- Sept 10; with two drivers having veered off into oncoming traffic

According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) the  weekend incidents  indicate the need for more safety awareness and vigilance by drivers.

“Luckily we did not see more serious injuries as a result of the collisions over the weekend,” said Inspector Ian Yearwood, Head of the Traffic Management Unit.

“In two of these accidents drivers passed into oncoming traffic.  We are pleading with the public to be more cautious on the road, especially during inclement weather,” added Yearwood.

Friday Morning (Sept 8)

Reports are that just before 4: 00AM, a 26-year-old driver travelling along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway in the vicinity of Lime Tree Bay Avenue collided with a CUC pole.

The driver, who is of a Bodden Town address, was said to be travelling inside a burgundy Honda Civic which veered across a median and hit a CUC pole. 

The 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

He was transported to George Town Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and later released back into Police custody. 

He is currently on Police bail. 

Sunday Morning

On Sunday at approximately 4:00 AM  the driver of a  black Ford Escape crashed into a tree in the vicinity of 154 Northward Road in Bodden Town.

The 29-year-old female driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to George Town Hospital, where she was later released.

Sunday Night

Reports are that around 11PM on September 10, a red Mazda traveling west on Shamrock Road collided with a red Chevy Aveo traveling east. 

Three people in the Chevy Aveo, including the driver, were taken to George Town Hospital with minor injuries and later released. 

The driver of the Mazda fled the scene on foot.

All of these collisions are under investigation by the Traffic Management Unit.