Breaking News First reported by Island Echo

CAR CRASHES INTO REAR OF BIN LORRY AT ROOKLEY


A car has crashed into the rear of a bin lorry in Rookley this morning (Wednesday).

The incident has occurred outside the entrance to Rookley Country Park.

Island Echo is told that the car has sustained significant front damage but that the driver is out of the vehicle and appears to be uninjured.

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Emergency services have been called to the scene.

Traffic is slightly delayed in the area but the road remains open in both directions.

UPDATE @ 08:42 – The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are now on scene, alongside Police.

UPDATE @ 09:15 – The incident has now been cleared.

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Az-zahra Aziz
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Az-zahra Aziz

Needs a 20mph limit on Island roads. Except Ryde, as when they build thousands more homes, and we have thousands more cars, few will ever reach 3rd gear.

linda Belcher
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linda Belcher

most island drivers only drive in 3rd gear

Dicky Daniels
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Dicky Daniels

Just need to pay more attention.

old-git
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old-git

Yes “Az-zahra Aziz”, and a man walking in front of all cars waving a flag.

Phil mccavity
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Phil mccavity

More bad driving on the I o w

john Biddle
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john Biddle

ya the driver was from the mainland on holiday

linda Belcher
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linda Belcher

if the driver was from the mainland he/she would of gone round it

Autumn
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Autumn

You know this as a fact, do you? Get a life mate

Paula Nobes
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Paula Nobes

I was the person involved in the collision, not bad driving on my part, sun very low at 7.55 this morning, so momentarily blinded. Please don’t tar me with bad driving that you may have experienced. Find out the full facts before you make such comments.

Ben dover
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Ben dover

Absolutely Phil bloomin terrible driving!!

Paula Nobes
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Paula Nobes

Find out the facts before you make such comments. Do you really have nothing better to do with your time….just tragic !

Bob Big Nuts
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Bob Big Nuts

Az-zahra Aziz – what a goon

Paula Nobes
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Paula Nobes

Big Bob Nuts, for your information it was myself that crashed into the rear of the bin lorry. With the sun so low at 7.55 this morning the sun was shining directly into my eyes. The bin lorry was parked on the bough of the hill, and I was momentarily blinded. For anyone including yourself interested in making derogatory comments please contact myself, the police or ambulance service for the full facts.

Daemy
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Daemy

“With the sun so low at 7.55 this morning the sun was shining directly into my eyes”

Alas,. although a good reason (we’ve all been there,.. the low sun that is, not crashing into bin lorries), it’s no excuse.

Highway Code Rule 93 “if you are dazzled by bright sunlight, slow down and if necessary stop”

Paula
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Paula

Dear oh dear, you can spoute as many Highway code rules as you like…..you were not there, and have absolutely no idea as to what went on….. seriously keep your officious comments to yourself….

none given
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none given

Hi Paula,

Have to say you are good enough to turn up on this comment board and put the side of the story across from the drivers perspective. Bit like throwing yourself to the lions by the looks of things!

We have all been there – sun in the eyes – I had that the other day in a different place – couldn’t see anything at all, not even the end of the bonnet of the car- pretty scary.

Even though I hit the brakes, i could not tell if anything was pulling out from the junction ahead.I frantically pulled down the sun visor over the windscreen and that helped, although not immediately. Fortunately for me, nothing was in my path.

The highway code may say slow down if your vision is impaired by the sun, however, it cannot make allowances for that small piece of time between the sun hitting your eyes and you hitting the brakes, especially if you are travelling at any sort of speed, up a hill to a brow.

Thankfully I had a bit more time to react than you – hope your ok! Get back behind the wheel soon and get your confidence back.

Paula
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Paula

Thankyou so much for your comments….it’s very much appreciated !

linda Belcher
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linda Belcher

bet that stunk.

Wayne
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Wayne

To be fair they are hard to see with all those flashing lights

linda Belcher
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linda Belcher

just smell of them make you look up

Paula Nobes
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Paula Nobes

No flashing lights

Autumn
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Autumn

Tbf it’s hard to judge a situation when YOU WERE NOT THERE!! Lol

JHVF
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JHVF

Be interesting to really know why. . Could have been very nasty if men had been emptying bins at the time.

Paula Nobes
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Paula Nobes

Someone that has made a sensible comment, rather than people that have nothing better to do than make senseless one’s. I was the person involved in the collision, it was horrible, and my first thought was for the dustbin men involved.

Robbie
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Robbie

Rubbish driving..

Autumn
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Autumn

You were there at the time? Shut your hole and go troll fb.

Autumn
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Autumn

Lol, tbh I am not surprised by the comments on the island echo, you all assume things, but don’t know the facts because none of you were there! Bunch of ignorant trolls with nothing better to do. I really hope that none of your family ends up in a crash, because it can happen at anytime and under any circumstance. It’s completely random and sometimes a uncontrollable situation. Why am I even trying to explain…..Everyone here being the judge and jury have about as much intelligence as a wet cabbage! Common as muck and have zero compassion.

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