4X4 OVERTURNS ON COUNTRY LANE AS MOTORISTS ATTEMPT TO AVOID GODSHILL CLOSURE

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A Land Rover 4×4 has overturned on a country lane near Godshill this morning (Monday).

Bagwich Lane is currently blocked in both directions as a result of the low-speed incident, which has occurred on the single track road between The Chequers Inn and Beacon Alley.

Motorists are using the narrow lanes to circumnavigate the main road closure at Godshill. The road between Godshill and Rookley is closed at Bow Bridge due to strengthening works over the next 3 weeks.

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No one is thought to have been injured in the crash, which is understood to have occurred when the vehicle moved over to avoid colliding with a speeding car.

Drivers are being turned around in the area.

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Bob Frapples
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More bad driving on the IoW
I’m spot on again

Bert
Bert
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Here we go again another car accident

Anon
Anon
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Annnnnd it’s only Monday!!

Red
Red
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It’s like a island sport.

Anon
Anon
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We’d have so many gold medals, the island would sink!
Oh it is !!
They must keep them in Ventnor!

KEV
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Week after week, day after day, I don’t know the cause of this accident, like the multitude of others, the fact is it is now virtually non stop accidents.
A lot are now classed as single vehicle accidents.
Everyone needs to take personal responsibility for their own driving. We all know the police and emergency services literally have to pick up the pieces, that includes vehicles and people.
Drivers need to start driving to the weather and road conditions, you don’t drive to the recognised speed limit in poor driving conditions, whether it be poor light, wet roads, mud on the road etc etc, SLOW DOWN, Its not only your life at stake.
START TAKING RESPONSIBILITY.
None of us are perfect, there is a number unfortunately who leave their common sense and intelligence at home.
Every ‘ accident ‘ has a cause. Let’s make sure any future one’s are not down to out and out stupidity.

Don't tell him pike.
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The report states it happened because he had to avoid a speeding driver.

Alice
Alice
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Well said Kev

JHVF
JHVF
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Surprise, surprise, Bathingbourne Lane probably next !! (Stick to the ‘main’ roads)

Alan
Alan
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I bought a dashcam as backup in case of an incident. A friend had his VW van wing mirror knocked off where the road narrows at Yaverland village because a woman in a 4×4 sped through and was over the centre line. When she stopped she tried to blame the van but my friend pointed to the dashcam so she had to pay up.

Alan
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The dashcam came in handy this morning as some moron in a white HW 19 car overtook in a dangerous part of the Brading Downs Road. They overtook whilst sounding their horn but braked as soon as I flashed the headlights so presume they thought they’d have a go but then decided to speed off again. I was going @35mph on that particular bendy stretch of road so not too slow for the road condition. Anyway, I’ll probably put it on social media when I download it so the registration can be seen. No wonder there are so many crashes over the Downs Road, I can’t think of any reason to speed on the way to work…..unless you drive for emergency services. What a plonker!

Chipper
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So ‘single vehicle accidents’ simply don’t occur on the mainland then? Wow!!!

Lee Day
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THE HIGHWAY CODE
144:
You MUST NOT
drive dangerously
drive without due care and attention
drive without reasonable consideration for other road users.
146:
Adapt your driving to the appropriate type and condition of road you are on. In particular
do not treat speed limits as a target. It is often not appropriate or safe to drive at the maximum speed limit
take the road and traffic conditions into account. Be prepared for unexpected or difficult situations, for example, the road being blocked beyond a blind bend. Be prepared to adjust your speed as a precaution
where there are junctions, be prepared for road users emerging
in side roads and country lanes look out for unmarked junctions where nobody has priority
be prepared to stop at traffic control systems, road works, pedestrian crossings or traffic lights as necessary
try to anticipate what pedestrians and cyclists might do. If pedestrians, particularly children, are looking the other way, they may step out into the road without seeing you.

Why do some people think that once they passed their driving test, the Highway Code can go out the window and not apply to them?

Red
Red
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Page 2 of the highway code states its only a guide, not the law…. or words to that effect.

Grumpy Old Git
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In this instance, the vehicle that had the accident, would appear not to be the one at fault. The clue is in the story, that the vehicle pulled over to avoid a speeding car. A Landy is very hard to turn over, so the driver must have had to react quickly to avoid an impact. I do hope he/she is well and does not suffer nightmares as a result of someone else’s bad driving.

Sonic
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That’s what he said! The ‘Clue’ is in the word ‘Story’!

Phil mccavity
Phil mccavity
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More bad driving on the I o w

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
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Spot on again Phil

Stan Dupright
Stan Dupright
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You’re plainly wrong AGAIN, Phil. And so is that idiot, Ben Dover.
Go and play on a mainland motorway if you really want something to comment on.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
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Stan you fool!

YJC
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A couple of days ago – I was driving along Forest Road yowards B&Q.
I could see a very long “Wide load” with a mobile home on a lorry coming towards the chicane outside HunnyHill Primary School.
I could see he was coming over on the right hand side of the obstacles (the only way these vehicles can get along Forest Road) and knew he would have to stay on the right hand side until he cleared the central bollards etc
So I stopped well back from the chicane so he would be able to continue through.

Guess what happened next?

About a dozen or more cars just ignored me stopped and drove round me and carried on up to the lorry – which then was forced back on to someone’s driveway to let the cars get through.

What on earth did those drivers “think” I was doing stopped in the road?

I was taught that one of the main things to try and do when driving was look and think ahead.

And, yes, no ones perfect but sometimes……………….. I despair!

Smithy
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Happens in my road too. It’s single lane due to cars parked down one side and I’ve lost count of the times I’ve stopped either top or bottom to let cars through only to be overtaken by idiots who don’t read ahead. Also loads of cars don’t give way and end up both stuck in the middle each refusing to give way! Idiots!

Clare
Clare
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It appears idiots out number good drivers on this island, it’s worrying…

pedro gates
pedro gates
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It is becoming a bit repetitive that most of the comments always point to more bad driving on the island. These minor prangs happen all over the country and are generally deemed un-newsworthy (much as a badger being electrocuted), It is purely down to the echo reporting the slightest incident.

Old bean
Old bean
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4×4 drivers think they own the road about time they was forced off the road

Bob Frapples
Bob Frapples
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Until you need one to help you out, then they will be the best thing on the road

Up for it
Up for it
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We do we pay a fortune in road fund tax

Smithy
Smithy
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Idiot! No one deserves to be forced off the road by a speeding driver.

Don't tell him pike.
Don't tell him pike.
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Firstly the landrover was not at fault .
Secondly .why such hatred for vehicles which use a four wheel transmission system .
Most cars have it these days.?

Some Guy
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No they dont

Red
Red
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Find it hard to tow in a micra

Don't tell him pike.
Don't tell him pike.
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It wasn’t the landrovers fault .read the report
And what difference does it make what type of transmission is on the vehicle .?

Geekers
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Regardless of who was to blame in this instance there should be a proper one way system put in place by Island Roads to avoid potential head on collisions on single track roads while the bridge on the way into Godshill is closed.

Az-zahra Aziz
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Too many smoke dope, look at phones, and many are just bullies as they are in life, trying to force others to drive faster by driving an inch behind you. Just keep jabbing on the brakes, the joey’s will get the message

pete avery
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WAS IT A LAND ROVER DISCOVERY ??? WELL NOW ITS A LAND ROVER RECOVERY LOL

Wayne
Wayne
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Thursday morning about 645am Mercedes over took me and another car on briddlesford Road 80 plus jerk.

Tom
Tom
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You shouldn’t have been going 30mph then

ron
ron
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Cannot see the problem going 80 mph down briddlesford road nice straight road.

Clare
Clare
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Your clearly one of the idiots! bloody dangerous….

Smithy
Smithy
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The problem is you’re driving illegally. It’s over the limit. Prat! You’re one of them we all talk about I’m surprised you haven’t had an accident. Remember the one on that road last year? Someone’s life ruined because of idiots like you.

Bob Frapples
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When you lose control at 80 mph please hit a tree not another car

Rog
Rog
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It’s surprising the number of people who cannot reverse in narrow lanes when meeting oncoming vehicles and instead try to drive onto soggy verges.

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