CAR CRASHES INTO FRONT OF DISUSED CHIP SHOP

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A car has crashed into the front of an empty commercial premises in Sandown this morning (Friday).

The Citroen has left the carriageway and gone into the front of the former chip shop in Sandown High Street.

Police are in attendance having been called to the scene at just before 11:00.

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Thankfully, no serious structural damage has been caused and the occupants of the vehicle have escaped serious injury.

An elderly female passenger is being assessed by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. The male driver has escaped injury and has passed a roadside breath test.

The road remains open.

UPDATE – The vehicle has now been recovered by a local agent.

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Sarah Cupcake
Sarah Cupcake
17 days ago

I hope they are prosecuted for driving without care and attention and their licence is removed.

David Kane
David Kane
Reply to  Sarah Cupcake
17 days ago

Have you no compassion?. The poor man may have have an attack of some sort.

Sam smith
Sam smith
Reply to  Sarah Cupcake
17 days ago

Nice to see the keyboard warriors at it again. It was an accident. Maybe gain some compassion and stop being such an idiot.

black rat
black rat
Reply to  Sarah Cupcake
17 days ago

Stick to making cupcakes as you clearly have no evidence to come to this conclusion so stop making assumptions before knowing the facts.
Hope the occupants are ok and that no other parties were involved.

Lumpy jumper
Lumpy jumper
Reply to  Sarah Cupcake
17 days ago

What is it like being perfect ?

fred black
fred black
Reply to  Sarah Cupcake
17 days ago

so if you have an accident at the wheel, will you expect to be prosecuted and have your license removed then, accidents happen, someone could have run across the road in front of them and they swerved to avoid them …always best to leave these sorts of comments until true facts have come about

The Grim Reaper
The Grim Reaper
Reply to  Sarah Cupcake
17 days ago

So you saw what happened did you?

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
Reply to  The Grim Reaper
16 days ago

Don’t worry, she is obviously a cupcake.

GUPPY
GUPPY
17 days ago

HOW ???

Know it all
Know it all
17 days ago

Glad all the occupant’s of the car appear to be OK Maybe the owner of the building will take the opportunity to tidy it up. Been an eyesore for years. The landlord’s dont seem to care.

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Know it all
17 days ago

Shame it didn’t do a bit more damage to the eyesore do the owner has to really tidy it up glad the people in the car are ok

Tony tollbridge
Tony tollbridge
17 days ago

How did that happen?maybe he should consider getting the bus in future.

Sam smith
Sam smith
Reply to  Tony tollbridge
17 days ago

Maybe you should consider showing some humanity and being kind?

The Grim Reaper
The Grim Reaper
Reply to  Tony tollbridge
17 days ago

Maybe you should get a zip fitted

Me me
Me me
17 days ago

Glad no one was on the pavement how did that happen I wonder

Boris j
Boris j
17 days ago

Hand over your license!
Another elderly islander putting other people’s life’s at risk ….

Last edited 17 days ago by Boris j
Sam smith
Sam smith
Reply to  Boris j
17 days ago

Like the people who drive while high or drunk. Or the boy racers who speed around with no care for anyone?

The Grim Reaper
The Grim Reaper
Reply to  Boris j
17 days ago

Who said the driver was elderly?

Ron
Ron
17 days ago

Why are the over 70’s not given a new driving test? Half the time they cannot tell the difference between a shop and a car park!

Gaz B.Sc.
Gaz B.Sc.
Reply to  Ron
17 days ago

The same reason snorted/swilled up roaring boy racers aren’t given spot checks for insurance,license,MOT. They are more of a danger than older experienced drivers.

Know it all
Know it all
Reply to  Gaz B.Sc.
17 days ago

Well said. Anyway how do we know that the driver was elderly? We certainly dont know what happened.
All ages have records for crashes, so just be grateful nobody was hurt.

Nick Black
Nick Black
Reply to  Know it all
17 days ago

It is a logical assumption looking at the type and size of vehicle involved…

The Grim Reaper
The Grim Reaper
Reply to  Nick Black
17 days ago

Good job our law courts don’t take your rationale or we would still be hanging innocents from trees

Boris j
Boris j
Reply to  Ron
17 days ago

Pensioners on this Island shouldn’t be allowed to drive past the age of 65. Once they reach this grand milestone they should all stick to the buses after they’ve all had the Covid-19 jab obviously.

Sam smith
Sam smith
Reply to  Boris j
17 days ago

And you shouldn’t be able to comment on social media but they still allow it.

Lumpy jumper
Lumpy jumper
Reply to  Boris j
17 days ago

What a nasty piece of work you are .

Old codger
Old codger
Reply to  Boris j
17 days ago

I hope your rember that statement when you reach 65. Ignorance is bliss.

The Grim Reaper
The Grim Reaper
Reply to  Boris j
17 days ago

Only on the Island? Let’s get things straight. Firstly – I gave up work at thirty five years old. That makes me a pensioner. Secondly – The state age of a pensioner in this country is 66. Do us all a favour and keep your selfish bigoted thoughts to yourself.

Cynical Claire
Cynical Claire
Reply to  The Grim Reaper
16 days ago

To The Grim Reaper – actually I think you’ll find giving up work at 35 makes you unemployed NOT a pensioner…

Brain dead
Brain dead
Reply to  The Grim Reaper
16 days ago

Let me guess you’ve been on benefits ever since like most of the island

Last edited 16 days ago by Brain dead
Steve ay
Steve ay
Reply to  Boris j
16 days ago

Im 66 and a bus drive and im considered to be a professional drive are you????

black rat
black rat
Reply to  Ron
17 days ago

I’ve dealt with a lot younger than this who in turn should not be on the road at all.
I gather that you are Mr perfect driver and have never had an RTC but witnessed loads in your rear view mirror, and yes i have dealt with that sort as well.

The Grim Reaper
The Grim Reaper
Reply to  Ron
17 days ago

Hey Ron, like I said to Boris j, where does it state that the driver was over 70?

Alan
Alan
17 days ago

Buildings owners have been advised. It was due to have had buildind work started last year, having finally had planning approved. Unfortunately Covid intervened.

dave murphy
dave murphy
17 days ago

He’s had his chips!

J D
J D
17 days ago

Would be interesting to know if there was anyone parked on the left.
I’ve had people pull out without looking along there several times.

Know it all
Know it all
Reply to  J D
17 days ago

And Me,. Also flinging their doors open without looking

tipper
tipper
17 days ago

What a great place for the police car to park looks like the road is closed to me

John
John
17 days ago

Looks Battered, dodgy Plaice

Roman Tic
Roman Tic
17 days ago

Looks like he’s ‘chipped’ the paintwork. What an awkward plaice to crash

Cualchead
Cualchead
17 days ago

Nothing fishy going on

Pete Sandown
Pete Sandown
16 days ago

The damage done was 3 thousand pounds worth of improvement!!

Dave
Dave
16 days ago

Guess driver did not realize the drive through was closed !!!

Gylees
Gylees
16 days ago

Thank god it was a Friday !, coz when the chips are down even the car gets
BATTERED

Amy wells
Amy wells
Reply to  Gylees
16 days ago

You know its no joke someone could have been seriously injured, and your making a joke about it. Thats someones parent/grandparent/sibling. Show some compassion

Gylees
Gylees
Reply to  Amy wells
14 days ago

My comment was made AFTER it was stated that nobody was seriously injured. I’m as compassionate as anyone but in these dire times I try to find a little humour. Maybe you should do the same.

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