A woman was injured after the car she was driving smashed through a garden wall and brought down two power poles on North West Point Road on Monday afternoon.
The single-car accident happened in torrential rain, around 5:15 p.m., at the corner of Rennie Ebanks Road.
The white Honda Civic ran into a power pole and the wall, snapping the pole in two. The bottom part of the pole landed on top of the car, while the top part was left on the roadside, held upright by the power lines. The impact also brought down a second power pole on the other side of the street. That pole fell across the road, blocking traffic.
Police said the woman suffered “serious but non-life threatening injuries” in the collision. She was taken from the car by fire officers and transported by ambulance to the Cayman Islands Hospital where she was admitted to the surgical ward.
Police closed a section of the North West Point Road while the poles and electric wires were removed and Caribbean Utilities Company crews carried out repairs.
CUC reported that customers in West Bay – on North West Point Road, Watercourse Road and all side roads in that area – experienced power outages up until 2:28 a.m.
“CUC’s line crews responded immediately as pole debris and downed distribution lines blocked the North West Point Road. CUC’s crews worked throughout the night and early morning occasionally battling extreme weather conditions to replace the damaged poles and restore service to customers,” CUC said in a statement Tuesday.
Power was restored in increments throughout the night, with residents in the immediate vicinity of the crash getting their electricity back at 2:28 a.m.
Some 1,710 customers were initially affected by the outage, the company said.