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17-YEAR-OLD BOY ARRESTED AFTER CRASH LEAVES 2 PENSIONERS SERIOUSLY INJURED

Havenstreetseriouscrash3Collision investigators have spent the night examining the scene of a serious crash in Havenstreet in which a man suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, with a 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of drug driving and causing serious injury by careless driving.

As first reported by Island Echo, emergency services rushed to the village of Havenstreet at around 20:45 last night (Wednesday) when 2 cars collided head-on, resulting in 2 elderly people being seriously injured and 6 others sustaining minor injuries.

A white Vauxhall Corsa and a Skoda Rapid – also white – partially left the road on the top bend by the Little Cow Shed. The Corsa was travelling towards Newport.

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An update from the hospital late last night revealed that a man in his 70s, from Ryde, suffered potentially life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash. A woman in her 60s, also from Ryde, sustained serious injuries.

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Confirmation of the extent of the injuries sustained in the crash led to the mainland-based Collision Investigation Unit being called in during the early hours of this morning to forensically examine the crash site.

The team arrived in Havenstreet at around 04:00 and have been mapping out the scene, collating photographs and measurements.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary says that the 17-year-old driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, from Newport, has been bailed whilst investigations continue.

The road has remained closed overnight and is likely to be closed for the rest of the morning. Motorists are advised to avoid the area, diverting locally. The road is closed at the junctions with Church Lane, Firestone Copse Road and Stroudwood Road.

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IsabelR
IsabelR
3 months ago

Take his licence away and burn it. Take his car away and crush it. Make the little blighter walk or get the bus.

John Bond
John Bond
Reply to  IsabelR
3 months ago

He should get 25 years for attempted murder.

G S
G S
Reply to  IsabelR
3 months ago

Same goes for all the others in the car too, they knew full well they were getting into a car when the driver was unfit to drive, they need to take some responsibility for this, not that anyone takes responsibility for their own actions any more.

ExtraD
ExtraD
3 months ago

How tf has he done that corner sideways, you islanders are mental.

Last edited 3 months ago by ExtraD
Chris
Chris
Reply to  ExtraD
3 months ago

Is that all you have to say? no thought at all for the very serious injuries sustained.

Fedup
Fedup
Reply to  Chris
3 months ago

The extra in D in his name obviously is not a extra as in brain cell, compassion or commen sense just D=dummy and a baby’s dummy at that!.

dot
dot
Reply to  ExtraD
3 months ago

How do you know he is a islander might be a little s*** from North Island

Dicky Daniels
Dicky Daniels
Reply to  dot
3 months ago

Text mentions the scrote is from Newport.

Liz
Liz
Reply to  ExtraD
3 months ago

Drugs and lack of driving skills at a mere 17 you bell e

Sloop John B.
Sloop John B.
3 months ago

Most island lads at 17 aren’t fortunate enough to own a car or even pass their test.
For this lad to be able to do it and then flout the law makes a mockery to others.

His defence will say he needs a car for work and it’s his first offence, they’ll say he’s young and learnt his lesson, so he’ll get off lightly.

Once they name him you can pretty well guarantee that you’ll be reading his name again in the coming years for driving offences.

Ban for life. Flout that and cut his hands off to keep people safe. Do the same for his defence barrister.

Hope the innocent parties in this crash make a full recovery.

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Sloop John B.
3 months ago

Hopefully mummy and daddy will stop funding his car and insurance and drug use now

TMN
TMN
Reply to  Ben
3 months ago

Most probably not got insurance like most Island youths.

Jo blogs
Jo blogs
Reply to  Ben
3 months ago

That were he gets the drug’s and booze….

laura evans
laura evans
Reply to  Ben
3 months ago

That would be just mummy, with delinquents like this POS there is never a father on the scene.

William
William
Reply to  Sloop John B.
3 months ago

Cut the hands off the Defence Barrister. Wow, think about that for a moment.

Without representation, then you will get Justice only for the rich and well spoken. Everyone else will not have access to Justice – we will be in a totalitarian state.

Sloop John B.
Sloop John B.
Reply to  William
3 months ago

There is no defence for what he has done.The defence team will get him a lighter sentence so he can do it again.
For example, if I set fire to a house where a family perished then I should be locked up for life to stop me doing it again. But a defence barrister can stand up in court and say he’s young, didn’t know what he was doing and he’s got certain mental health issues, say I had a poor start in life, poor schooling and upbringing, and get me leniency.
How would you feel if I went straight out of court and set fire to a house belonging to a relative of yours.?
Would you lay any blame with the defence barrister for helping me get off.?
Defence should be held accountable for any future crimes.
There is no defence for crime

Sloop John B.
Sloop John B.
Reply to  William
3 months ago

There is no defence for what he has done.The defence team will get him a lighter sentence so he can do it again.
For example, if I set fire to a house where a family perished then I should be locked up for life to stop me doing it again. But a defence barrister can stand up in court and say he’s young, didn’t know what he was doing and he’s got certain mental health issues, say I had a poor start in life, poor schooling and upbringing, and get me leniency.
How would you feel if I went straight out of court and set fire to a house belonging to a relative of yours.?
Would you lay any blame with the defence barrister for helping me get off.?
Defence should be held accountable for any future crimes

Enough is enough
Enough is enough
3 months ago

And next it will be a fatality…. wishing the poor man a good recovery. As for the little sh-t, string him up by his b-lls, all supposing his got any. High time Donna Jones and her pals started taking notice of drug/drink driving. How about a long long sentence of hard labour in ball and chains on Dartmoor when caught.

They are having a laugh
They are having a laugh
Reply to  Enough is enough
3 months ago

Island roads are unsafe due to idiot motorists
Motorists will not change their ways, so it is about time the
Council done something about it.

Place more speed humps etc, place boulders or concrete pots etc to
Slow people down.

More speed cameras etc are required and increase the driving age.
17 is too young to be on the road.

Speeding kills

Sloop John B.
Sloop John B.
Reply to  They are having a laugh
3 months ago

Speed bumps boulders or concrete pots.? We don’t need those, we have pot holes.!

You do make a valid point though regarding age.

17 is young to be driving, although our generation all managed it okay.

Should the age be raised to 21.?

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  They are having a laugh
3 months ago

it’s the shit that’s driving that is the problem..hell f all and carry on..

yvonne
yvonne
Reply to  They are having a laugh
3 months ago

I agree with 17 being too young . when they pass their test they THINK they know it all . with no proper traffic experiance. I feel so sorry for the Lady and Gentleman who are suffering caused by an idiot on drugs .

Korchead
Korchead
Reply to  They are having a laugh
3 months ago

Drug drivers are the issue at the moment, stand by the side of any road for more than 10 minutes & the pong hits you. Police need to increase random checks massively, they would catch loads making it safer tor all. Wishing a quick recovery for the innocent victims.

Jo blogs
Jo blogs
3 months ago

More dragged up scumbags will be along very soon, on this pathetic lawless island…..Why don’t they police our island roads properly…

Cambridge don
Cambridge don
Reply to  Jo blogs
3 months ago

I pushed this myself.Right up to councillor (lol) and commons stage (lolx2) to deal with these low intelligence lifeforms assailing the summer peace with their chav-chariots and amplified exhaust systems gunning said machines with gay abandon.Obvious waste of time.(Still they come),still the rozzers stay station-bound.

A few disincentivising speed-bumps doesn’t seem a big ask alongside the new developments along Ryde Esplanade for instance ?…take away the aggressive accelerations maybe to their exhaust explosive pursuits (what’s that all about,isn’t it illegal) ? but nothing was installed in a location now experiencing poor quality street-lighting and ever larger pedestrian volumes.Not ideal.

RobB
RobB
3 months ago

A white Vauxhall Corsa, what a surprise!
Too many boy racers around nowadays, enjoying their noisy exhausts with pointless pops and bangs. Island roads aren’t suited to any sort of fast driving, and especially by these inexperienced young idiots.
More traffic cops needed.

martin
martin
Reply to  RobB
3 months ago

Plenty of places to drive fast, once you know how to control your car and what the effect on handling is when you have 3 adults in the back. Utter f’wit lost it going into the bend too fast- it’s clear as day from the pictures above. Get him banned interim for the DD and let him sweat it out for the charge of serious injury by careless /dangerous driving. he can sh** himself in the knowldge that that offence carries a maximum of 5 years inside.My heart bleeeds NOT.

Quayman 111
Quayman 111
Reply to  martin
3 months ago

Thought with the injured and their families.. Thank you to the emergency services for all they do. I hope insurance company ensures that all the modifications to the vehicle have been listed /declared, if the driver is on someone else’s insurance better get ready to pay up big time. Hope he is made an example of which may deter others from following his example.

Cambridge don
Cambridge don
Reply to  RobB
3 months ago

They exist apparently but in a station bound troglodyte fashion.

Jill
Jill
3 months ago

Why oh why isn’t it that piece of scum in hospital fighting for it’s pathetic life, and do us all a favour and not pull through.

No doubt the punishment will be a few months ban, a few points on it’s licence (If it has one), and fined a few quid, while it’s victim at best may suffer life long complications as a result.

Prayers and thoughts to the poor man, also his family and friends who must be suffering horrific anguish.

Stefan C. Attrill
Stefan C. Attrill
3 months ago

A 17-year-old boy is a man if he is old enough to have a driving license or get married. Through Ancestry, I’ve recently found many Islanders lied about their age during WW1 when they made out they were 16; they were only 14 when they fought on the front line. My dad left school at 14; he was seen as a man.

Referring to someone as a boy implies, “Oh, poor little Bobbie, he didn’t know what he was doing.”

The defence barrister will probably say in his address, “He made a mistake taking drugs but was coerced by his chavvy friends.” “He is a good boy, but he recently got into the wrong crowd, which caused him to make wrong decisions and which impacted his mental health.” “He is sorry for what he has done and the impact on others.”

John
John
Reply to  Stefan C. Attrill
3 months ago

WW3 is around the corner, send these juveniles to War
they think they are tough

Fred
Fred
Reply to  John
3 months ago

Bloody good idea but ,,, I bet they get a letter from their mum saying he/she is not well enough to go to war today ,,,,,, to drugged up

martin
martin
Reply to  Stefan C. Attrill
3 months ago

We don’t/not allowed in this country for the courts to ‘make an example’ of someone in sentencing. Mores the pity.
If this piece of sh** is sentenced to the maximum of 5 years inside ( causing serious injury trhrough careless/dangerous driving), That would send out a clear messgae to all the scrotes….

Jo blogs
Jo blogs
Reply to  Stefan C. Attrill
3 months ago

That’s the nation we are forced to live in now, far left snowflake ideology…..There’s not a real man among them…

Fagans-t
Fagans-t
3 months ago

Wonder if its the same white Corsa that’s been driving at speed through Newport recently?
Police need to be out and about in the evening when there are racing around.

Cambridge don
Cambridge don
Reply to  Fagans-t
3 months ago

New Barratt hives in NPT, spawning these invasive species?

Fedup
Fedup
Reply to  Cambridge don
3 months ago

Cambridge Don? And I am Einstein’s 2nd cousin… And abbreviation of Newport too NPT gives away your age I bet you still text “lol”!?.

Reality Check
Reality Check
3 months ago

Judging by the pictures he seems to have taken a wide line on a blind bend. Oncoming car had no chance to react. The poor injured couple are not out of the woods yet. I hope not but this could still turn in to a case of death by dangerous driving. Throw away the key.

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
3 months ago

Nasty piece of low life shit he better be properly convicted..but we know he won’t utter scum..

FredCurtis
FredCurtis
3 months ago

This needs a change in the law ti give lifetime driving bans on conviction for serious offences. Driving isn’t a right, and a licence can be revoked.

karen
karen
3 months ago

Anyone tell me how intent is proven? ‘Yes your Honour, I deliberately drove too fast on a bend expressly to kill or injure someone.’

No? In which case the facts remain that he was an inexperienced (we’ve all been one) driver driving a car designed by previous generations to have (proudly) a top speed in excess of 100mph, knowing the max speed everywhere is 70 and to prove his ‘manhood’ he says ‘hey fellas, look at my control…oops’.

Is he remorseful? Probably, none of us know. Was he on drugs, possibly, none of us know. Would he wilfully and with INTENT do it again, most likely not.

IF he ever does, the book will be thrown at him legally. This time, maybe not. Because we all deserve defence and representation.

Quayman111
Quayman111
Reply to  karen
3 months ago

I think you need to re examine your logic. Try fitting Reckless, knowing the consequences of their actions.they chose to ignore them. Cars out of control are lethal weapons.

karen
karen
Reply to  Quayman111
3 months ago

It’s logic and reason which drives our legal system. It’s fairness (like it or not) which says all deserve a defence when accused. Legally it’s incredibly hard to prove intent, therefore they’ll take into account his age, experience etc when sentencing. Calling for the hands of the defence lawyer/barrister to be cut off is disgusting because people are vengeful is wrong. Until a defence is offered and either accepted or rejected NOBODY knows if he sneezed, his foot fell off the brake onto the accelerator etc etc, so the constant calls to string him up etc puts us back in the dark ages legally. This is why insurances for the younger drivers are heavily loaded…they don’t have the experience and don’t understand the consequences. Yet.

Melvin Punymeyer
Melvin Punymeyer
3 months ago

Give the perps of such disgusting driving a special tax code so they pay into a victims fund for the rest of their lives!

The Respectful One
The Respectful One
Reply to  Melvin Punymeyer
3 months ago

I agree with that statement but they’ll probably be on Benefits, so WE – the hard working, respectable and respectful drivers and taxpayers will be paying his taxes anyway.

karen
karen
Reply to  Melvin Punymeyer
3 months ago

They do, it’s called an insurance hike (benefits not relevant then) and a part of that money goes into a criminal injuries fund for victims.

Gottalarf
Gottalarf
Reply to  karen
3 months ago

Do you really believe the scrotes care about insurance…….

Fred
Fred
Reply to  Melvin Punymeyer
3 months ago

Sounds good but bet they haven’t got a job ,claiming all the benefits ,didn’t know they gave away a driving benifit I must of missed that one

Tony
Tony
3 months ago

A whole night to find the Dick took the corner too fast.

Daniel Brittan
Daniel Brittan
3 months ago

Where did the other 6 people come from??? Doesn’t really say about them

Robertgmam
Robertgmam
Reply to  Daniel Brittan
3 months ago

Good question. Were there passengers in the pensioners’ car or was the scrote’s car overloaded?

Lee
Lee
3 months ago

Firstly, hope all those innocent parties involved are ok.
Now, we live on a road that is a 30 limit?! Over the last few years myself and our neighbours have been increasingly concerned about boy racers using our road as a personal racetrack.
With multiple calls and information passed over to the police, have they done anything about it?! No, sweet sod all. They turn up to these RTA’s, but do sod all to help prevent them!!

fred
fred
3 months ago

The driver nearly took me out in Ryde two weeks ago, reported him. Nothing was done, now we have this. Will the investigation include too see if the police were warned of his driving??? I bet not.

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  fred
3 months ago

Nope …..they wont

Alfredo
Alfredo
3 months ago

Even if he had insurance,won’t that be void as they will say he was on drugs ,so they might not pay out.
So it that’s the case he should be made to pay for everything himsel for the rest of his life or his parents should if he can’t afford to.,even if it means they have to sell they house to do so.
This will make them take more responsibility when they go out and buy cars for them

Fagans-t
Fagans-t
3 months ago

Anyone who is caught drug or drink driving if not sent to prison should be forced to do community pay back aswell as a driving ban.

Pippin
Pippin
3 months ago

So the little sh** has been bailed. Should have locked him up immediately and be banned from driving for life. I really hope the couple in the other car recover.

pete
pete
Reply to  Pippin
3 months ago

Cut his feet off so he wont drive again. The little S–T. This could have been anyone of us just driving home or to work, just to be injured by a little S–T like this. Hope he gets all the punishment he deservers.

Leyton Stone
Leyton Stone
3 months ago

Having lived in a big city all my life I felt quite safe crossing roads or driving. The IOW is something else. I feel like I’m taking my life in my hands. It’s terrifying seeing some of the antics drivers get up to. That poor couple though. I really hope they make a full recovery but it’s difficult as you age. You don’t bounce back like you used to.

 

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