(CMR) A female pedestrian (64) has been the victim of a hit and run incident on West Bay Road in the vicinity of Galleria Plaza around 8:30 pm this evening.
CMR sources indicate that she is visiting from Atlanta with her husband when she was mowed down halfway through the pedestrian crosswalk.
One observer noted that:
“in the midst of this all there was a young Caymanian guy there who assisted her and honestly he deserves to go to school for minimum paramedics, he honestly made me proud to be a Caymanian. The way he took care of this lady, explained details to the paramedics and a doctor that was present was exceptional. By his appearance society would judge him and dismiss him, but I must commend him for his genuine care and knowledge in such a scenario.”
Apparently, even the doctor that was present observed he should be in medical school.
From eyewitness accounts, she appears to be conscious. Paramedics were not yet on the scene but members of the public were assisting her until their arrival. The vehicle involved is described as a small white car.
This is a developing story and will be updated once more information is available.
Shortly before 8:30 pm yesterday, 5 February, officers responded to a report of a traffic collision involving a pedestrian on West Bay Road, south of Gecko Link. A woman had been using the crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle, which then continued driving and left the scene. Emergency services attended the location and the woman was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be discharged today.
The vehicle involved is described as a small white car with a registration number beginning with 188.
The matter is currently under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any information is asked to contact the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit at 649-6254.