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CAR CRASHES INTO WALL IN ARRETON

UPDATED: Police, paramedics and fire crews are this afternoon (Saturday) attending a road traffic collision in Arreton. 

A yellow Renault Twingo has collided with a wall, causing considerable damage to the small hatchback. Debris has been spread across the carriageway as a result of the impact.

Emergency services, including fire crews from Newport and Shanklin were called to the scene outside Arreton Post Office on the main Sandown to Newport road at around 15:20.

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The road remains open in both directions, however there are delays in the area. Motorists are advised to divert via The Downs.

The elderly male occupant of the car – the only vehicle involved in the incident – has escaped any serious injury.

Island Echo understands concerns were raised by members of the public with Police earlier on today about the man’s driving standard.

Recovery has been arranged.

UPDATE @ 17:27 – The car has now been recovered and Police have left the scene.

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