Prison bus crash leaves five injured

Five people were injured in a two vehicle head-on crash Monday evening.

The wreck happened on East-West Arterial Road in the vicinity of Lantern Point.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre got a call from an off-duty Royal Cayman Islands Police special constable at 6.45pm reporting that a government bus and a car had collided and a number of people were complaining of injury.

Police reported a white Mitsubishi L300 bus that was carrying members of the prison football team and a green Ford Escort had struck head-on. Police said the Escort was heading towards Bodden Town and the bus was traveling toward George Town when accident happened.

Both vehicles sustained serious damage. The drivers of each vehicle were injured and taken to hospital for treatment. Three passengers on the bus were also taken to hospital for treatment. All appeared to be suffering from minor injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Traffic Management Unit on 946-6254.