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A car has caught fire following a serious road traffic collision in Yarmouth this morning (Sunday).

Police, fire and ambulance crews are all in attendance on Tennyson Road, where a single vehicle has been involved in a crash.

3 fire crews from Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport are on scene but no persons are trapped.

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According to fire control, an air ambulance is inbound to the incident due to the severity of the injuries sustained.

The main Newport to Yarmouth road has been closed in both directions as emergency crews deal with the incident.

UPDATE – 3  people have been injured as a result of this morning’s crash, which occurred shortly before 07:30.

The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is inbound to the scene to provide specialist care for those involved.

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UPDATE @ 09:10 – 1 person has been flown to Southampton General Hospital, although their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

2 other people have been conveyed by land to St Mary’s Hospital.

The road remains closed, with traffic from Yarmouth diverted up Hill Place Lane to Wellow.

UPDATE @ 09:31 – Fire and Ambulance crews have now stood down from the incident, but Police remain on scene with a hard road closure in place.

Investigations are underway to establish how the single vehicle incident occurred.

UPDATE – Passers by have been praised for pulling the occupants of the vehicle clear of dangerous.

Read more at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/heroic-actions-praised-after-casualties-pulled-from-burning-wreckage/.

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Old bean

Speed kills

Mrs Sandra Poole

Was it speed,were you there and saw it happen.


Great pictures !


The guy that runs island echo cant win ! You sarcastically say “great puctures” yet if he had posted the car on fire, the injured people you would insult him for that, one fact that I can report is that you are a clearly a keyboard warrior , because of your own low self esteem you target others to make yourself feel better. There is a saying if you have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all and if you don’t like Island echo then don’t blooming read it. To me Island Echo is the 1st site and… Read more »


You are right this is why people like mr tubie grip turn ever story into a unbuilt housing estate.


I’m sure there will be another one tomorrow….


Unfortunately the driver was taken ill at the wheel for you no it alls that make an assumption without knowing the facts!

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