(CMR) Family members in Cayman are reeling over the tragic loss of Bodden Town resident Tony Sherman (63) who tragically passed away late Tuesday morning after a two-vehicle collision on Bodden Town Road in the vicinity of Governor Russell Beach. There are questions arising about how Sherman, who was known to suffer from seizures, got clearance from a hospital physician less than one month ago to drive a motor vehicle.
His silver Toyota Noah collided head-on with a dump truck traveling in the westbound lane around 11:20 a.m. today. Police shared that he was trapped in the vehicle and was extricated by the Cayman Islands Fire Service. Sadly he was pronounced dead shortly after.
Multiple sources shared that the retired prison officer had a history of seizures and had his driver's license “taken away” prior to him relocating to the United Kingdom. Whilst in the UK he was receiving disability after being found unfit to work because of the seizures. In January he returned to Cayman with his wife for what we to be an initial temporary visit. However, due to other medical issues in the family, they decided to remain in her hometown of Bodden Town. Arrangements were underway to have their belongings shipped from the UK when tragedy struck Tuesday morning.
Sources familiar with the situation said that despite his history of seizures he was recently cleared and deemed fit to drive by a medical physician at the HSA. Shortly after that, he received his driver's license from DVDL on June 30. The situation has now left many questioning the grounds on which he was cleared to drive.
Originally from Maypen, Jamaica he leaves a beloved wife of 38 years, children, and a number of other relatives to mourn his tragic loss. He was such a God-fearing person, very personable and friendly. A kind and loving person.