Police and the Fire Service are carrying out separate investigations into a road traffic accident in which a fire rescue vehicle collided with a bicycle and a utility pole in West Bay on Monday morning.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday evening, the ministry is working with the two departments to ensure the incident is “thoroughly investigated.”

While the police investigation is ongoing, Chief Fire Officer David Hails is also carrying out an internal investigation into the incident.

“Until the investigations from both departments are complete, the Ministry is not in a position to provide further details as it could hinder the process,” the statement continued.

The cyclist injured in the collision on Birch Tree Hill Road remained at the Cayman Islands Hospital on Wednesday evening in stable condition.

The driver and passenger of the Fire Service vehicle, described in the statement as a “fire officer and non-fire personnel,” were treated and released from hospital after the crash.

“Thank you to all emergency personnel who responded to the scene on Monday,” Chief Hails said in the statement. “Our thoughts and sympathy go out to all those involved in the crash. Both uniform services will continue to work diligently to investigate the incident.”

According to a statement issued by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service after Monday’s crash, the fire truck was responding to a dispatch report when the incident happened.

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