Car smashes into historic house

Car smashes into historic house

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. 

A car smashed into the historic Arthur Bodden house in George Town early Saturday, causing extensive damage to the home - the seventh time the owners say this has occurred. - PHOTO: KELSEY JUKAM

A car smashed into the historic Arthur Bodden house in George Town early Saturday, causing extensive damage to the home – the seventh time the owners say this has occurred. – PHOTO: KELSEY JUKAM

The old print shop and the fence at the Arthur Bodden house were wrecked in the crash. - PHOTO: KELSEY JUKAM

The old print shop and the fence at the Arthur Bodden house were wrecked in the crash. – PHOTO: KELSEY JUKAM
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  1. A sidewalk will stop these types of accidents as well as pedestrians being hit by careless drivers. These types of accidents happen often (several times a year) along this street and are often a hit-and-run scenario. If you are a landowner along North Church Street, please get in touch with me and I’ll design and manage your construction of a sidewalk for free. Otherwise get in touch with your GT government representatives and pressure them to build sidewalks along this road. I have tried for 3 years without any luck. I am amazed to watch CIG spend millions on periphery roads around town, when thousands can be spent bettering more important infrastructure in and through town. Such an infrastructure fee is peanuts considering sidewalks offer safety to visiting and local walkers / joggers and better access to this vibrant and historical area.

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