CAR CRASHES INTO FRONT OF CHARITY SHOP IN FRESHWATER

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A car has ploughed into the window of a charity shop in Freshwater this afternoon (Wednesday).

Police are currently on scene at Moa Place where a Nissan has crashed into the town’s Wessex Cancer Trust shop.

The front of the building has been badly damaged in the smash, but those inside are thought to have escaped injury. A local mother and her young son in a pushchair were stood by the window when the impact occurred.

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The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service has been called to the incident alongside additional Police resources.

A cordon has been established around the scene.

It is thought the Isle of Wight Council’s building control officers are to be alerted to the incident.

UPDATE  16:10 – It has been confirmed by Police that the car reversed into the shop.

The elderly male driver has been uninjured in the incident.

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Daemy
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Mmmmm…makes a change from the recent spate of single vehicle collisions,.. from the photo, this one appears to have been going backwards at the time.

Tintin
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Probably mistook reverse gear for first gear!

Daemy
Daemy
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Yes,. and / or the accelerator for the brake!

Emma b
Emma b
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How. !!!!

Stuart Ashley
Stuart Ashley
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I know the driver, she is normally a very careful driver.
Hope everyone is ok.

Cassie
Cassie
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It was a elderly male

Daemy
Daemy
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“It was a elderly male”,.. who was thankfully uninjured

was he driving an automatic by any chance ??

some years ago there was a spate of nasty accidents caused by elderly people driving automatics & getting confused between break & accelerator.
(want to brake, press brake pedal, car doesn’t slow down? so press harder…(on the wrong pedal).)

Hidden Monkey
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Article says that it was an elderly male.

Clare
Clare
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I can’t understand why so many have voted you down, you only said you hoped the driver was ok, some nasty people comment on this forum..

Carol
Carol
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yes – specially as the driver although male is a bit of an old woman (he lives next door) and should have been banned from years ago!

Yoshikage Kira
Yoshikage Kira
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Clearly wanted to be front of the queue to snap up all the cheap tat!

Old bean
Old bean
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Sorry that’s impossible but saying that is the Isle of Wight driver was it a try at handbrake parking

Gilbo Harding
Gilbo Harding
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Was it a yellow ram raid from an OAP who wanted the collection tin ?There was some Egyptian relics in there it did say , Toot and come in , I think ..

Clare
Clare
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More likely to be a young chav…

Old bean
Old bean
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Bet he’s born on Isle of Wight they can’t reverse and certainly can’t drive forward

Polly
Polly
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God apart from some comments your all twats….. what ever happened has happened and we thank god no one was hurt. Jesus christ, get a life…

Lewis
Lewis
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Some one needs a retest on there driving

JHVF
JHVF
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Or spelling

Clare
Clare
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Yes they do, I wonder if it is younger drivers???

Daemy
Daemy
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Clare, which part of “The elderly male driver” is it that you don’t understand ?

Tintin
Tintin
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Another example of elderly drivers who should not be driving

Yoshikage Kira
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How dare you, my grandfather is 85 and drives fine.
Well save the two bollards he run over last year, and the hedgehog he squished on the driveway…
Needed a new rear driver’s side tyre after that one.

Tony Plowright
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Nor should a lot of youngsters.
..According to the NHTSA, per capita, the highest number of auto fatalities occur for people between 21 and 24 years old. This group, as well as the group 16-20, are at highest risk for car accident injuries

Clare
Clare
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Younger drivers or older drivers, which have been more at fault during the last twelve months when it comes to accidents????

Derek
Derek
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If you look at all the accident stats, there are far more younger drivers involved in accidents than older drivers. I notice you post anonymously, so presume you are another younger driver who thinks they are a good driver. I wonder…….

Phil mccavity
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More bad driving on the I o w

Wayne
Wayne
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Probably thought it was a car boot sale. Glad everyone is ok

Az-zahra
Az-zahra
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Leave your car in gear as explained earlier. IF facing down hill rev, IF car facing up hill, Ist gear.
My advice to aid and explain life to Islanders is free, but sadly you cannot educate Pork.

Clare
Clare
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Yes, but you can’t educate idiots eather can you Az….

Mary
Mary
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I think a retest every two years once over 70

Daemy
Daemy
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I agree,.. however it should be free
then the only excuse for not wanting to take it would be if you think you’d fail

perhaps every driver should take some sort of assesment periodically.

Clare
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Some elderly drivers, Drive much better than younger drivers, and some should give driving up.

I would like to know how many elderly drivers were at fault on the island, during the last twelve months compared to younger drivers?.

We all see elderly drivers on our roads that should give driving up, but at the same time, I believe younger drivers are more likely to be at fault.

Elderly drivers are easy targets, in reality younger drivers are more of a problem…

Does anyone have the figures???

Daemy
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Young, inexperienced drivers do have accidents,… but generally learn from them & get better over time.
Old, experienced drivers who are becomming bad drivers due to age, mental capacity or physical health,will only go on getting worse,.. but can rarely see it themsleves and keep on driving, thinking they’re safe drivers.

Nelson
Nelson
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Yes Clare, insurance companies maintain very accurate databases of these and related figures. That’s how they work out the cost of individual insurance policies.

Rog
Rog
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Some County Constabularies report such incidents to the DVLA. Not many people doing a self assessment to renew their licence admit to being unfit.

Daemy
Daemy
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Does anyone ever consider themselves a bad driver?

Chris
Chris
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If you want to donate a car just leave it out side

Old Mike
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Of course if the free half-hour parking was still allowed in the Moa Place car park then people wouldn’t try to squeeze in outside the charity shop. Also as I found out many years ago, when reversing an automatic it is all too easy to get your feet tangled up if you try to swivel around to see behind you – just look ahead and use your mirrors!

ron
ron
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Anybody over 70 should be re-tested every five years.

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