(CMR) Cayman has recorded its first road fatality for 2022 after a man died from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle collision along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway early this morning.
Police reports are that just before 1 am today, 6 January, police and other emergency services were dispatched to a single-vehicle collision on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, in the vicinity of the Cost-U-Less roundabout.
The collision occurred when a sedan with two occupants was traveling north along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. The vehicle left the roadway and collided with a concrete structure on the roundabout. Both occupants, a man and a woman, were extricated from the vehicle by the Cayman Islands Fire Service and transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital by ambulance.
The male occupant of the vehicle succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by the attending doctor. The woman remains in the hospital being treated for serious and life-threatening injuries.
The roadway on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway in the vicinity of the Cost-U-Less roundabout is currently partially blocked. Both northbound and southbound traffic is limited to the left lane, while the right lanes remain closed. In addition, southbound traffic entering the roundabout cannot currently exit west onto Lime Tree Bay Avenue towards Cost-U-Less, as that section of the roundabout is also blocked. Motorists are advised to exercise caution when traveling in the vicinity and to take an alternative route if possible. Further updates will follow once the roadway is clear.
The incident is being investigated by the police, and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Traffic and Roads Policing Unit at 649-6254 or the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.