Car collides with Argos Lorry. ‎Photo: Yvonne Lee‎


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A car and an Argos delivery lorry have been involved in a collision in Lake this morning (Sunday), causing travel delays in the area.

The incident, which occurred at just before 10:20, has taken place on the traffic light junction where Newport Road meets Lake High Street – the main road between Sandown and Shanklin.

A 3-way set of temporary traffic lights have been set up at the busy junction this weekend due to utility works in the area. The main set of lights have been switched off as a result.

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Traffic is heavy in the area and motorists are being forced to divert locally.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are reported to be en-route to the scene, alongside Police and paramedics.

Southern Vectis say that Route 2, 3 and 8 buses are delayed.

Southern Vectis bus seen making 3-point-turn in a cul-de-sac.

UPDATE @ 12:15 – Southern Vectis travel update:

“Due to the accident in lake routes 2, 3 & 8 are suffering delays of 30 -50 mins, Buses are currently diverting through manor Road, lea road and New road.”

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“Sadly we are having to withdraw the 12:25 route 5 from Newport to East Cowes and return trip at 12:47.

“We Apologise if this affects you.”

UPDATE @ 12:45 – Sandown Road remains closed this lunchtime. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and side roads as traffic is extremely heavy in the area.

2 fire engines from Sandown and Shanklin are working at the scene alongside colleagues from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police.

Southern Vectis is also currently delayed, with one bus having to make a 3-point-turn in a cul-de-sac whilst using back roads to avoid the road closure.

UPDATE @ 13:05 – Sandown Road has now re-opened to traffic in both directions, although traffic remains slow in the area.

1 person has sustained a minor injury as a result of the crash between a Citroen Xsara Picasso and a lorry.

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David ford

To many people jumping those lights yesterday it was bound to happen


Lorry or a van???


When is a an a lorry? Please explain.


A van becomes a lorry once it exceeds the 7.5 tonne weight limit therefore requiring a Class 2 licence as a minimum

Try Prevention

Chaos there. And no diversion signs until you get to the Stag. Brilliant!
Take a look at the cars illegally parked in Shanklin all over the pavements around Cross Street/North Road/Palmerston Road.
Never any enforcement on a weekend (or weekdays come to think of it).
Won’t be long before we see the third accident today.


From our store to your car new Argos delivery service

Clare Steen

Constant problems in the Lake area for many years, time to close Lake down and build a ring road around it.
Island roads are a disgrace, they will not communicate with any utility services when works need to be done so one lot finishes another lot come along and it all starts again.
And who ever sets up the timing mechanisms on temporary traffic lights should be sent to the brain doctor because they haven’t a clue.


Not only Island that do not lease with the utility services, it happens country wide, I agree it’s not good but that’s the way they work.


fully agree Clare
and as for Island (Mafia) roads ha they are a total joke

Mark Dunsford

“Divert locally” is all very well but they could have put up some diversion signs for those of us not familiar with the maze of one.wY back streets in Lake.


Or even send a bobby the few hundred yards to the old co op to divert traffic down new street


And the picture of the bus in the cul-de-sac the driver had taken a wrong turn and nearly got stuck there?

Maxine Platt Jackson

Hope all involved are ok the roads and crossing in lake are quite dangerous

Fred Nurke

Only dangerous when people don’t look what they’re doing.

West Wighter

Stop moaning all of you !!!!!!


The pelican crossings aren’t even working while the temporary lights are there.

Phill mccavity

More bad driving on the I o w

Bad day

Hope the person that had minor injuries has a speedy recovery. I can honestly say that is a bad junction even with the light I’ve had so many near misses there when people push it toget thought they light and it’s not only cars I recently had a very near miss with a have belonging to a iow company I say take the lights away and put a mini roundabout there

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