Three hospitalised after fiery crash

Three people remained in serious condition in hospital Sunday after a two-vehicle collision in Bodden Town in which one of the vehicles burst into flames.

The incident happened just after 4:30pm on Saturday on Northward Road, Bodden Town, police said.

Emergency services and officers were dispatched after it was reported that two vehicles had collided and several persons were injured.

Police said the head-on collision happened when one of the vehicles veered to the right and crashed into the other, causing the other vehicle to run off the roadway. The vehicle collided with a tree and caught fire.

One of the vehicles is believed to have had only one occupant and the other is believed to have had two occupants.

Witnesses at the scene told the Cayman Compass a man had been trapped in his car when the vehicle caught fire.

Residents attempted to assist and tried to extinguish the flames until emergency services arrived.

One woman that she had been in bed when she heard a bang and ran outside.

She described seeing the car on fire and people rushing to help.

At least three ambulances responded to the scene and the police helicopter circled the area.

The area was cordoned off by police for most of the evening as officers conducted their investigations.

Traffic was diverted from Northward Road.

Police said all three people in the collision were transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital by ambulance, where they were treated for what appears to be serious injuries.

The Cayman Islands Fire Service extinguished the fire.

The Traffic and Roads Policing Unit is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident can call the Unit at 649-6254.

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