Power outage caused by road crash

| 12/08/2011

(CNS): The power outage experienced by CUC customers accross Grand Cayman last night was caused by a two vehicle collision on Sparky Drive, George Town, at around 9pm in which a Ford Ranger crashed into the Caribbean Utility Company’s fence, trapping two people inside the vehicle. Police say that a 911 call was made at 9:09pm on Thursday, 11 August, to report the crash. Police officers attended the scene and when they found that that the driver and passenger of the Ford Ranger were trapped, they were joined by Fire Service officers soon afterwards. The two people were extracted from the vehicle and transported to the hospital via ambulance as they both sustained minor cuts and bruises.

The RCIPS says that the collision occurred when a Silver Honda Integra and Gold Ford Ranger were both travelling south on Sparky Drive coming from the go-cart race track. The Ford Ranger lost control and collided with the right rear end of Honda Integra and then subsequently collided with the CUC fence and a pole on the inside of the power company compound, which caused the power to go out.

The pole was damaged, say police, and the Ford Ranger received excessive damages to the entire vehicle. The Honda Integra received minor damages but its ccupants sustained no injuries. The matter is under investigation, police say.

Should anyone have information on this matter or any crime taking place in your community please report it to any one of your local police stations or Crime Stoppers 800(TIPS) 8477.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Just be glad that you live in the Cayman Islands and not some where else in the Caribbean it could befor days.  Thank you CUC for being reliable if not inexpensive, but then again you usually get what you pay for.

  2. Anonymous says:

    One pole knocked over by a car caused  a loss of power to the whole island?  Are you kidding?  This need further explanation.