Three-vehicle smash backs up traffic for hours

The commute home Wednesday night for residents of Cayman’s eastern districts took hours longer than normal after a three-vehicle crash involving a car, a cement truck and another vehicle that caught fire.

Three people were hospitalized following the 5:15 p.m. crash on Shamrock Road. No one suffered life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

According to police, a car traveling east along Shamrock Road stopped to turn onto Buddy’s Way when the cement truck rear-ended it.

The force of the collision pushed the car into another vehicle that was driving in the west-bound lane.

Two women from one vehicle and a man in another car were hurt. Police said damages to the two cars were “extensive” and that one car caught fire following the accident.

The cement truck had minor damage.

Shamrock Road was blocked in both directions after the crash at the height of the Wednesday evening rush hour. Commuters reported drive times of two to three hours longer than normal due to the accident.

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