CAR CRASHES ACROSS MAIN ROAD AFTER OCCUPANTS DECAMP DURING PURSUIT

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The pursuit of a car through Lake has ended with the vehicle crashing into railings, narrowly avoiding traffic, and the occupants fleeing the scene this afternoon (Wednesday).

Officers from both sides of the Solent have been involved in the pursuit of a black Audi A4 estate, which has crashed into railings on the main road between Lake and Shanklin.

Island Echo understands that the occupants decamped from the moving vehicle off James Avenue. The car then continued across a patch of grass and over the main road, crashing head-on into railings.

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By luck alone, the car managed to avoid hitting any innocent motorists passing by.

The pursuit began around 15:30 when the driver of the Audi failed to stop.

2 people who fled the uninsured car remain outstanding. It’s known the car’s MOT has also expired.

UPDATE @ 16:40 – The Audi has now been recovered from the scene by a local recovery agent.

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Enquiries are ongoing at this time.

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Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
1 month ago

What the blazes is going on here? Surely there can’t be enough drugs business on the Island to warrant a turf war, but you’d think keeping track of high-spec uninsured black Audis wasn’t that difficult?

Know it all
Know it all
Reply to  Helen Highwater
1 month ago

Why dont the police drivers ever seem to catch them? They do on the police chase programs, or is that all make believe? And if they do they are usually let off with a caution. Put up before the magistrate, anther slapped wrist The police, and yes i realy am on their side ,probably think what a waste of time

White top
White top
Reply to  Know it all
1 month ago

Only qualified pursuit trained drivers can take part in a pursuit but even then if the pursuit is deemed to be getting to dangerous due to the dangerous driving of the individual involved it will be called off for safety reasons and no the police programmes are not make believe for your info.

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Helen Highwater
1 month ago

Drugs are plentiful on the his Island

I Read
I Read
Reply to  Helen Highwater
1 month ago

“High spec” – the Audi is 16 years old.

Also, the DVLA do keep a record of cars that are off the road. That is why you must SORN you vehicle and keep it on private land.
However, there is no way to track these SORN vehicles. You would have to physically go out and see them on the road.

Maybe the IW Council’s investment in new cameras will help to reduce the number of cars on the road that are not taxed, not MOT’d, and not properly insured.

Sunshine
Sunshine
1 month ago

Seems all the ‘dregs’ in society are coming to the IOW and causing trouble. Or are they residents? Seems to be a lot of drug activity going on. Police officers and cars from the mainland here. Anyone know what is going on?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Sunshine
1 month ago

County lines drug dealing.

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  Steve
1 month ago

Thought so. They seem to be making a big effort to catch these scum bags. Joint operation mainland and IOW. Good job too many drugs in society now.

Bert
Bert
1 month ago

Not another chase, with no one caughthope I’m wrong

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
1 month ago

No regards for others safety.
Hope they are caught & get a deserved heavy sentence.
Absolute scum.

Truth
Truth
1 month ago

We’ve lost this island, move over the scumbags are taking over…..if you have young children, it’s not going to be a safe place for them anymore…

Merp
Merp
1 month ago

Small island containing hundreds of bufoons but only dozens of police equals ruined turnout.

disillusioned
disillusioned
1 month ago

I hope they catch the low life scumbags, but as others have said on here, they’ll virtually get away with their crimes anyway. I hope, at the very least, the car has been taken away to be crushed. Incidents such as these do seem to be getting more and more frequent which is worrying. Island Echo mentions it’s lucky no innocent motorist was hit, but what if a pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist had been hit by this run away car. This story could then have been a very different one.

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

The police couldn’t catch a cold

Dingdong
Dingdong
1 month ago

I wouldn not bother catching them. They get a slap on the wrist that’s all. Scrap that piece of crap and that’s it.

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Dingdong
1 month ago

What then, get another car and do it again

IsleofWighter
IsleofWighter
1 month ago

In some parts of the UK, the reluctance of Police to deal with drug running has led to a rise in vigilante activity, but it is a very risky undertaking when confronting drug dealers.
But as it stands this island is going down fast – I see evidence of it everyday, even in formerly peaceful West Wight. Apathy on the other hand is allowing the problem to become further entrenched, so I am encouraged that there are so many, as expressed here, who want to see the law enforced.

Carol Martin Shoebridge
Carol Martin Shoebridge
1 month ago

That used to be a nice car. I wish I could afford one.

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
1 month ago

Pity they can’t fit a switch in cars which the police can use remotely to stop a vehicle.

Gregg Gregory
Gregg Gregory
Reply to  Joe Bloggs
1 month ago

Yes and maybe an immobiliser form people who have drunk to many units in one sitting? What a magical world you live in sir

temperance
temperance
1 month ago

Seen it driven about at high speeds in residental areas last few days.
.surely someone got dash cam footage that could be put out there.

plato
plato
1 month ago

“high Spec” er no, its actually a low level trim Diesel model. But hey, lets not let facts and making an effort in journalism get in the way of a story eh, IE?

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