CAR CRASHES INTO CHURCHYARD WALL IN SANDOWN

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A car has ploughed into a wall surrounding a church in Sandown this morning (Saturday), prompting a call out for the emergency services.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to Carter Street at the junction with St Johns Road at around 07:30.

2 vehicles have been involved in the incident on the crossroads junction, with one of the vehicles – a Kia – crashing into stone wall around the local church – St John the Evangelist Parish Church.

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A small section of the wall has been destroyed.

No one is thought to have been seriously injured but the elderly male driver of the Kia has sustained an ankle injury.

Firefighters from Sandown and Shanklin are on scene alongside paramedics and an officer from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. The fire crews have worked with paramedics to extricate the male from the car via the driver’s door.

A third fire appliance from Ryde has been stood down.

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The road has been closed on all approaches whilst the casualty is transferred into the awaiting ambulance and the scene is cleared.

UPDATE @ 08:50 – The vehicles are now being recovered.

The road has partially re-opened with all resources now stood down, save for 1 Police unit.

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Mr Moneypenny
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Say a little prayer for me!

Az-Azi-Zah
Az-Azi-Zah
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Phil, we need you once more.

Vinny Phillips
Vinny Phillips
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Tarmac it

Rob reid
Rob reid
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I’m sorry but maybe if some of the cars actually slowed down the amount of times I’ve taken our daughter to school or crossed over the road they flie past just missing or having to slow down

Island Fool
Island Fool
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Yes, way over the speed limit in Ryde.

r bet
r bet
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That is it with drivers on this island are they blind or just stupid and its never the driver its always the road or the tree or the lamppost. its never I was going to fast on a wet road. Or I pulled out because I didn’t look.

Chris
Chris
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Heard about the person who drove his car in a grave yard thought it was a scrap yard lol

Old bean
Old bean
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Death trap

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

Az-Azi-Zah
Az-Azi-Zah
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Soon Phil, you would need a new hammer, as you nail it so very often on these occasions. Brief, to the point, nothing else need be said. Not my style, but in awe of your astute almost poetic prose.

Squirrel
Squirrel
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one more braincell and you would have been a yoghurt.

LozD
LozD
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There’s certainly a lot of poor drivers on the road – I see many of them on every journey, long or short. Wouldn’t say it’s just the Island though. They’re everywhere.

Bob Taylor
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From the photos and marks on the road it looks like the Kia was turning left out of St John’s Crescent into Carter Street, the VW has been coming down Carter Street (travelling east) and has whacked into the Kia, knocking it into the church wall. Hope everyone involved is ok.

GS IndyR
GS IndyR
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I cant decide whether to go on dragons den with ‘island echo predicatable comment bingo’, or the ‘island echo car crash comment drinking game’ ?

Az-Azi-Zah
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GS, Artificial intelligence would be a great start, the pensioners could have it at a discount, and the chavs could pay by having £50 a week deducted from their child tax credits. Just means they would have to wait a week or two longer for another tattoo.

Your comment did make me laugh though, rare on here.

Opinions Matter
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When are people on this island going to realise it’s not a race track and slow down. SLOW DOWN! Bad driving is also a factor here, drivers stop on main roads to let cars pull out from side junctions and how many drivers are guilty of not using their indicators when they should

Island Fool
Island Fool
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Majority of accidents happen below the speed limit. Thinking that it is just speed just shows you’re a bad driver.

Daemy
Daemy
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“drivers stop on main roads to let cars pull out from side junctions ”
That’s not bad driving, just being courteous!
Perhaps we could do with more of that on our roads

Nelson
Nelson
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Idiot!

Steve-0
Steve-0
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Spot on again, Ever thought of standing as MP. The “tell it how it is party”

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