(CMR) A red fire vehicle hit a blue Honda CRV SUV at the Compass/Jacques Scott intersection around 2:00 p.m. today flipping the SUV. According to an eyewitness who actually saw the accident happen, the vehicle went up in the air and came back down.
“That vehicle somersaulted in the air and it was an extremely scary experience.”
Eyewitnesses said the female driver was seriously shaken up and civilian rescuers could be seen running to her. This eyewitness saw the entire accident and said that she had the right of way as her light had just turned green whilst coming from the Eastern Avenue direction when the truck swiped. She could also be overheard telling the police that she had the right of way.
The driver of the fire truck can be seen in the below above – the older man with the grey hair. Apparently he moved the truck into the gas station parking lot and remained in his vehicle until other support services showed up. We understand they were on the scene relatively quickly. However, in the interim good civilian Samaritans can be seen running to her vehicle to extract her out in the video below.
UPDATE from RCIPS:
The Ministry of Home Affairs has confirmed that a Cayman Islands Fire Service officer was involved in the collision at the intersection of Shedden Road and North Sound Road (Tuesday, 19 June 2018). The Ministry deployed an independent qualified accident reconstructionist to the scene and can confirm that the Fire Service is committed to working with him and personnel from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service to ensure that the matter is investigated thoroughly to establish the cause of the crash.