The trial of a lawyer accused of grievous bodily harm began Wednesday (8 June).
Simon Courtney faces two charges of inflicting GBH, a charge of dangerous driving and an alternative charge of reckless driving.
Opening the case for the Crown, prosecution barrister Tricia Hutchinson told the jury Mr. Courtney had been at a champagne brunch from around noon to 5 p.m. on a Sunday in January last year.
She said after leaving the Ritz-Carlton along West Bay Road, his Mustang Shelby GT 500 went on to the sidewalk and struck two people, tourists who had only arrived in Cayman the day before.
She added both were seriously injured and when police arrived on the scene, Mr. Courtney was nowhere to be seen. The trial is expected to last around five days.