Update: West Bay Road has reopened following a smash involving a van and a dump truck.
A dump truck hauling a full load of marl collided with a taxi van along Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach late Friday morning.
According to witnesses, the taxi van had just dropped off a group of tourists along West Bay Road near Calico Jack’s Bar and Grill. The driver allegedly turned around and went into the path of the dump truck.
The van was struck on the driver’s side door and both it and the truck ended up across the street from Calico’s on the opposite side of the road.
The taxi van’s driver was injured, according to witnesses he had blood on his face and a head wound, but he was alert and talking at the scene of the crash.Police said his injuries were not life-threatening.
Police had to shut down a section of West Bay Road in the Seven Mile Beach area to investigate the wreck. The road opened about an hour-and-a-half after the crash occurred.