Friday 20 September, 2019

UPDATE: Jamaican doctor dies in Cayman after being hit by taxi

Dr Vary Jones Leslie

Dr Vary Jones Leslie

A Jamaican female doctor died in the Cayman Islands after being mowed down by a taxi in the British territory on Monday morning.

An obstetrician and gynaecologist,  62-year-old Vary Jones Leslie had just arrived in the Cayman Islands on an early Monday morning flight when the incident occurred.

Reports from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service are that Jones-Leslie was struck down on Roberts Drive, near the Owen Roberts International Airport, while trying to leave the facility after arriving on a 10:00 am flight from Jamaica. 

The doctor, who has a practice in Spanish Town, St Catherine, was rushed  to the George Town Hospital with what had been described as "serious injuries".

On Tuesday morning, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service issued a news release confirming Leslie's death.

Jones-Leslie reportedly arrived in the Cayman Islands to take up a temporary job at the Health Service Authority in the territory.

 According to the Cayman Compass, Jones-Leslie had filled in "from time to time as needed at the authority" . 

The driver of the taxi, a 69-year-old of Bodden Town, was treated at hospital Monday and has been released. 

The incident is under police investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

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