A police cruiser crashed into a parked cement truck during a suspect pursuit Friday afternoon, injuring the officer involved in the chase.
Royal Cayman Islands Police officers responded to a hit and run report on Sparkys Drive around 4:30 p.m. Friday.
A police statement on the accident indicated: “While responding to the report, the driver of the police unit observed the vehicle that had fled the scene. The officer then proceeded to follow the vehicle, which refused to stop in spite of the police vehicle activating their lights and siren.
“In the process of attempting to apprehend the driver, the police vehicle ran off the road and into the premises of National Concrete, where it collided with a parked cement truck.”
The police cruiser sustained major damage to its front end. The police report did not indicate whether the patrol car could be repaired.
The cement truck received only minor damages. The hit and run driver was never located.
The officer taken to hospital was treated for minor injuries and released.