UPDATE: Serious collision closes Birch Tree Hill Road

A bicyclist was hospitalized Monday morning with serious injuries following a collision with a fire services vehicle in West Bay.

According to a government statement on the crash: “An officer with the Cayman Islands Fire Service was the driver of the fire rescue vehicle that crashed into a utility pole. A cyclist was also involved in the incident.”

Both the truck driver and the bicyclist were taken to hospital. The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said the bicycle rider was in serious condition, but that his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Police and emergency personnel closed off a section of Birch Tree Hill Road due to the crash, which occurred around 8:20 a.m.

According to Caribbean Utilities Company, the accident damaged the power pole on Stadium Drive near Ed Bush field in West Bay, knocking out power to nearly 250 customers. CUC officials could not immediately get into the scene to fix the damage due to the police investigation.

The road was blocked to traffic to Apple Blossom Road, inclusive of Stadium Drive, according to a statement from Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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