A car crashed into the historic Arthur Bodden house in George Town Saturday morning, damaging the fence and part of the building that holds the old printing press.
Around 3:22 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the crash on North Church Street, which involved one vehicle. The Honda Civic had been traveling southbound when the driver lost control and smashed into the wooden house, police reported.
The driver and a passenger were taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and police said Monday they were still investigating the accident.
The house’s owner, Truman Bodden, and his daughter Alexandra Bodden were assessing the damage to the house on Monday. Mr. Bodden said the house has been hit by cars seven times, but he said this time the driver “ripped off more than I’ve ever seen.”
The front of a building beside the house was completely destroyed, and a concrete column attached to the fence was dragged about 75 feet up the road.