Road damaged after heavy equipment falls off trailer

| 27/08/2018 | 26 Comments

Cayman Brac road crash, Cayman News Service(CNS): Police, emergency services and the NRA were called to the Chrissie Tomlinson Roundabout in Prospect on Sunday after a piece of heavy equipment fell off a trailer as the dump truck it was attached to maneuvered around the traffic circle. It is not clear how the digger came off the trailer but fortunately no one was injured, although the road itself was damaged. That and an oil spill forced the closure of the road between the Red Bay Roundabout and the scene of the collision. The incident happened around 10:15am but the road was not opened until this morning because the NRA had to repair and clean the road at the location.



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  1. Anonymous says:

    Will NRA charge the driver or company to have the road properly repaired??!

  2. Deacon Jones says:

    Roundabouts are creations of the devil!

    • Anonymous says:


    • Chris Johnson says:

      Crap. They work well in other countries. Why not Cayman. Possibly the drivers?

      • Anonymous says:

        Not just the drivers Chris, although that is a good part. Most roundabouts here are pretty poorly constructed except possibly the Fidelity one…the Island Heritage one -the camber is the wrong way. The new north roundabout where you turn off to Westbay or Yacht club, appallingly tight corners. The one after ALT heading south…need I say more? Most people don’t bother looking when entering a roundabout, and a large proportion of the ones that do keep on driving anyway, even if something on the roundabout has right of way…

    • scottrab says:

      Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world – the intersection type with the lowest risk of fatal or serious injury crashes – (much more so than comparable signals). Modern roundabouts require a change in speed and alter the geometry of one of the most dangerous parts of the system – intersections. The reduction in speed and sideswipe geometry mean that, when a crash does happen at a modern roundabout, you usually need a tow truck, not an ambulance. Visit the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for modern roundabout FAQs and safety facts. Roundabouts are one of several proven road safety features (FHWA).
      The life saved may be your own.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I dropped a load this morning myself.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Insecure load they call it. Don’t look at the fact that no one was injured or killed, look at the fact that this could have easily happened. This is why it’s such a serious offence. They’d have the book thrown at them in the U.K.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Worst traffic circle on the island. So dangerous.

  6. Anonymous says:

    These people do a piss poor job of holding down their loads be it gardeners or people with heavier loads. It’s somethibg that needs to be dealt with. I always see trucks overloaded.

    • Anonymous says:

      Agree! And loads falling off into the road or roundabout, with the truck then halting mid-road to pick up their stuff and causing chaos is becomg commonplace.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not surprised……..they drive like we are in Jamaica

      • Anonymous says:

        Yep. A leopard don’t change his spots. The same third world driving that happens there is being brought here. The day I left Jamaica, I said to myself that the driving will not be missed.

      • Yea says:

        Most of those heavy equipment drivers are Jamaican

  7. Traffic Cop says:

    This is not the first time incidents of this nature has occurred and thus far luckily no one has been injured or killed. It time Legislators pass the relevant laws to ensure these vehicles stay off the roads during peak times like morning rush hours 7-9 and evening rush hour 4.30 to 6 each work week.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It is not clear how the digger came off the trailer ?
    Maybe the Jamaican or local driver was going to fast ?
    Can you think of another reason.

    Please get these pirates off the road.

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