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UPDATED: 2-CAR CRASH AT YARBRIDGE SEES EMERGENCY SERVICES RESPOND

Fba6cde9-33b0-4e7f-b6d2-78ab4b92685fPolice, fire and ambulance crews are attending a road traffic collision at Yarbridge near Brading this evening (Friday).

The incident, involving a VW Polo and a Ford Fusion, has occurred on Marshcombe Shute, on the crossroads side of the bridge.

2 cars have been involved in the head-on smash, which occurred shortly before 19:20.

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1 fire appliance from Ryde is in attendance in the interests of safety, alongside an ambulance crew and operational commander from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service – and Police.

Marshcombe Shute has been closed in both directions. As a result, a Route 2 bus is currently unable to proceed.

Motorists are being diverted locally.

UPDATE @ 20:15 – 3 people have been injured in the collision, but all have been able to free themselves from the wreckages.

At least 1 person – a woman – is to be conveyed to hospital.

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Bert
Bert
1 month ago

Hope all involved are OK

Rachel Mace
Rachel Mace
1 month ago

I go down these traffic lights most night after work the amount of people that go through i red light is a joke!

Muppet Head
Muppet Head
Reply to  Rachel Mace
1 month ago

Like you, I, too, pass through Yarbridge lights frequently for work. My dashcam’s caught lots of people plowing through an Amber light to fast that the driver obviously knew they weren’t going to stop, or straight through a red light. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary need to start running Operation Snap again like the other Police Forces in the country!

Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson
Reply to  Rachel Mace
1 month ago

True, people do jump these lights a lot but I think this accident was on the bridge over the railway where the road narrows slightly and there’s a kink in the road.

Going back to the lights, I think they need to be phased sightly differently – maybe all held for a second or two on red, which might help prevent a serious accident.

JudgeMental
JudgeMental
Reply to  Catherine Johnson
1 month ago

The amount of people who cut over the white line as they come over the bridge is ridiculous

Truth or dare
Truth or dare
1 month ago

Has anyone checked the traffic lights aren’t faulty?

David Ford
David Ford
Reply to  Truth or dare
1 month ago

I reported it to island roads that the gap between going red to green needs to be checked as cars are having near misses but they said they are timed correctly and they said we can’t put longer time on it’s the drivers that are jumping them . There will be a fatality there before long I always count to 20 before I move on the green nearly been hit several times

Nick Black
Nick Black
Reply to  David Ford
1 month ago

Very ‘considerate’ of you NOT!
Why not just hold everyone else up?
What will happen? You will cause angst to other drivers by holding them up and probably be the root cause of an accident when someone is impatient. PLUS, waiting that long quite often means the lights will cycle back to red!

Whitetop
Whitetop
1 month ago

Why are so many critics on here saying its where the lights are, try reading the story first it might give you a clue to where it happened.

 

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