Man injured in single-car crash

A 51-year-old man suffered several broken bones after losing control of his minivan and crashing on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway Friday night, according to police. 

Just after 11 p.m., emergency services responded to the one-car accident near the Lakeside Villas. Police say they found a man lying in the road unconscious, with debris from the crash scattered across the road. 

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Chief Inspector Frank Owens said Saturday, “He is conscious with broken bones, [his] injuries are not believed to be life threatening.” He remained in the Cayman Islands Hospital’s critical care unit under observation as of press time Sunday.  

According to police, the man lost control of his Mazda Premacy minivan and hit a lightpole. The minivan flipped and came to a stop on the other side of the road. The man was the only person in the car at the time of the accident. 

The accident knocked over the Caribbean Utilities Company pole and shattered the “For heaven’s sake, don’t overtake!” sign. The sign was one of two put up in 2008 after a series of accidents involving people trying to pass other cars on the two-lane road. One of the signs was stolen in 2013 and never replaced. 

Police closed the road for several hours after the accident.  

The RCIPS asks that any witnesses contact the George Town police station at 949-4222. 

A Friday night accident knocked over a lightpole and the ‘For heaven’s sake, don’t overtake!’ sign on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. - Photo: Charles Duncan

A Friday night accident knocked over a lightpole and the ‘For heaven’s sake, don’t overtake!’ sign on the Esterley Tibbetts Highway. – Photo: Charles Duncan
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