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CAR LEAVES THE ROAD ON BEAPER SHUTE

UPDATED: A car has left the road and come to rest in a ditch on Beaper Shute in Ryde tonight (Sunday), prompting the mobilisation of fire crews to the scene.

At least 1 person is understood to be trapped inside their vehicle, with firefighters from Ryde currently working to free the individual with the assistance of paramedics. Emergency teams were called to the scene at just before 20:25.

Beaper Shute has been closed in both directions. As a result of the closure, Southern Vectis Route 3 buses will be diverting via Nettlestone and will not be serving Tesco.

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UPDATE: 21:35 – A male casualty thought to be aged in his 20s has been freed from his vehicle – a purple Skoda Octavia – by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service. He has been rushed to St Mary’s Hospital, but is not thought to have sustained any life-threatening injuries.

Fire crews from Ryde have conducted a full extrication, using ropes and ladders to help access down the embankment. A 4ft culvert added another challenging aspect to the rescue.

The road remains closed in both directions under a hard road closure by Island Roads.

UPDATE @ 22:36 – Beaper Shute remains closed tonight as recovery of the Skoda is arranged.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service have now left the scene, however Police remain.

The incident comes just 5 weeks after another serious crash on the same bend.

UPDATE MONDAY – Beaper Shute is open as normal this morning following the successful recovery of the car overnight.

The driver has sustained head and back injuries and remains in hospital.

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