CAR NARROWLY MISSES ELECTRICITY POLE IN BEMBRIDGE CRASH

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A car has ploughed into a wall in Bembridge this evening (Wednesday), narrowly missing an electricity pole in the process.

Police and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are on scene at the junction of Foreland Road and Lane End Road, where a Mazda has gone head-on into a privately owned boundary wall.

The occupants of the vehicle are out and are now being tended to by paramedics.

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It’s unclear how the collision occurred with no signs of any other vehicles being involved.

Emergency services were alerted to the collision at around 19:35.

All roads in the village remain open.

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bad driving
bad driving
3 months ago

Tool

Yeah I know
Yeah I know
3 months ago

Is that you in the background Burt

burt official
burt official
Reply to  Yeah I know
3 months ago

yes it is

Bob Bob Fred
Bob Bob Fred
3 months ago

The speed some people drive down steyne road towards that junction and up from lane end too, it’s not a surprise someone crashed. I recall there was another crash there fairly recently. Luckily no pedestrians or other motorists were hurt. I’m not saying they were speeding, but that cars facing a very odd direction for a low speed crash on a corner with a junction were you should be driving pretty slow.

IOW Seagull
IOW Seagull
3 months ago

Phew! Electricity poll, that was close. Maybe the driver had a medical issue.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  IOW Seagull
3 months ago

Pole

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Paul
3 months ago

No, I don’t think the driver was a pole more likely to be a Native..

With anger issues…

All-knowing
All-knowing
3 months ago

A very high percentage of elderly still driving in Bembridge who perhaps shouldn’t be can be witnessed when observing the parking outside the establishments and shops at Lane End.

The very sort who would tut and deride a young persons bad driving techniques yet never see their own faults.

Such is the arrogance of some of those having far more money than faculties which this village is particularly over stocked with.

Anonymous
Anonymous
Reply to  All-knowing
3 months ago

This is straight facts. 100% true so many elderly in bembridge shouldn’t be driving yet continue and put others at risk.

Buck-up
Buck-up
Reply to  Anonymous
3 months ago

There was some talk about the Council imposing 20mph limits on many of the roads in Bembridge.

But it was never pursued as with such elderly drivers they considered the signage a waste of public money as many haven’t driven that fast since the 1950’s.

The village needs mass housing to bring in more young, rather than overbuild Ryde. But then, don’t the Pink’s (Captiva) live there, so a case of ‘not in my back yard’ springs to mind.

Pepe
Pepe
Reply to  Buck-up
3 months ago

The average life-expectancy is increasing, while young people are having fewer and fewer kids (see ONS). Young people will ALWAYS be a minority – deal with it.

Pepe
Pepe
Reply to  All-knowing
3 months ago

And what about the endless young people who crash? Usually under drugs (that’s all young morons do these days)? What do you suggest about that then? Or is it one rule for old and another for young?

JHVF
JHVF
3 months ago

As usual we just don’t know, damage not consistent with high speed, medical, phone, inattention , who knows.

Lady Dunstanding
Lady Dunstanding
3 months ago

The roads in Bembridge pacificly are treacherous, Dave!

Jdub
Jdub
3 months ago

Agree with the comments about poor driving of elderly, but the parking is the big issue in Bembridge. On most roads it’s both sides, making it impossible for traffic to flow easily

Bob Bob Fred
Bob Bob Fred
Reply to  Jdub
3 months ago

Used to be a nice big car park in the centre of bembridge. Now its yet more housing for the elderly. Still, we’ve got an electric vehicle charging point now now so the parish council are doing a great job.

Pepe
Pepe
3 months ago

Once again morons blaming the elderly automatically without evidence. So I’m going to assume it was a Trump-hating, Biden-loving [email protected] driver.

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