(CMR) A pedestrian was hospitalized, and his dog is dead after they were hit by a Toyota Hiace yesterday.
According to the RCIPS, the man was walking his dog after 6 p.m. on West Bay Road, in the vicinity of Ernest Jackson Drive, when there was a collision with the vehicle.
Emergency Services attended the scene, and the pedestrian was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment for serious injuries. He remains in hospital in critical but stable condition.
The driver of the Toyota was uninjured, and the matter is currently under investigation.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or may have any information is encouraged to contact the Traffic & Roads Policing Unit at 649-6254.
Meantime, the RCIPS has appealed to the public to exercise caution when using the roadways after officers responded to 11 traffic collisions yesterday.
The police urged motorists to follow the speed limits, avoid distractions while driving, and avoid driving under the influence.
Pedestrians are encouraged to walk facing traffic flow, and cyclists are reminded to ride with the flow of traffic and follow the road rules.
Acting Superintendent Brad Ebanks said,
“We are asking motorists to be extra vigilant when traveling on roads, especially at night. Make sure your full attention is on driving at all times. For pedestrians and cyclists, it is important to wear light-colored clothes, and cyclists should have reflectors and lights affixed to their bicycles. These pieces of equipment can be found at most hardware stores, and taking these small steps will help make our roads that much safer for everyone using them.”