An SUV that slammed into a light pole along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway in George Town overnight ended up causing some major rush hour traffic jams Friday morning which lasted well into the day.
According to Royal Cayman Islands Police, a vehicle that was travelling along the Esterley’s two-lane section near the Lakeside Villas slammed into the pole, knocking it down and causing live electrical wires to fall into the street.
Rescue crews had difficulty reaching the driver initially because of the wiring. He was eventually rescued from the SUV and taken from the scene to hospital where he was given a “check up”, according to police.
The entire two-lane section of the Esterley was closed down during the morning hours while Caribbean Utilities Companies crews replaced the light pole.
There were reported power outages in the Seven Mile Beach area of Grand Cayman overnight as well as the result of the crash. A CUC spokesperson said power had since been restored.
Royal Cayman Islands Police said the road had fully re-opened as of 1.45pm Friday.
Drivers along the road way reported the two-lane road was either entirely closed or partially closed all the way from dawn to early afternoon Friday.