(CMR) Police are currently on the scene of a fatal collision that occurred at about 9:30 pm on Frank Sound Road in the vicinity of Botanic Road, involving a Chevrolet Blazer and two cyclists. Cyclist Daniel McFarlane (25) succumbed to his injuries around midnight.
The Chevrolet collided with two cyclists, continued driving, and left the location. Both of the cyclists were transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital, and one of the cyclists has been pronounced dead. The other cyclist was released this morning around 4:00 am with a “bad cut” to his head that required stitches. He also sustained some injuries to his feet. However, scans showed no internal injuries or broken bones.
CMR sources reveal the deceased man, Daniel McFarlane, is from East End, and the man who residents say was involved in the hit and run is from George Town. Community members have identified him as Kent Rankine. CMR understands that he was likely intoxicated and is said to be part of the NiCE community cleanup program.
Officers are currently processing the scene, and traffic diversions are in place in the area. Two lanes have been created to allow the flow of traffic. Members of the public are advised to exercise caution in the area and expect potential delays.
The story also took a bizarre twist after a man accused The Cayman Islands Fire Service of hitting another vehicle west of Belmont Close on Crewe Road while responding to the Frank Sound incident. According to an eyewitness, that accident left “part of the fire truck embedded in the backside of her car.”
They noted that both the RIV and tanker did not stop to check on the female driver of that vehicle. They shared with CMR:
“I just wanting to get the info straight and further shed light on the fire service nearly killing this woman, her young child and and an elderly woman who were all in the car they hit.”