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CAR SPINS INTO WALL

easthillroadcarcollisionrydeEXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: A silver Vauxhall Corsa has this evening (Thursday) collided with a concreted brick wall on East Hill Road in Ryde on a notorious corner prone to road traffic incidents.

Two pumping appliances from Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance, one from Ryde and one from Newport, alongside Police and recovery experts Stag Lane Motors.

easthillroadcarcollisionryde2It appears the female driver of the vehicle is unable to get out of the Type B Corsa due to concerns over a spinal and/or neck injury. Our reporter on the ground indicates emergency services are awaiting the arrival of paramedics.

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The off-camber corner has seen three vehicles spin and collide with the wall in recent months – a wall which has just been rebuilt following the previous incident.

The road remains open.

easthillroadcarcollisionryde3UPDATED @ 22:55 – The roof of the vehicle  has been removed by fire crews using specialist equipment. Ambulance crews have arrived on the scene and are attempting to extract a 19-year-old woman from the car on a spinal board.

UPDATED @ 23:09 – Ambulance crews with one patient on board have left the scene at East Hill Road. Newport’s first pumping appliance has also left the scene.

UPDATED @ 23:45 – Emergency services have now left the scene. A cordon remains in place around the damaged wall. Incident over.

UPDATE FRIDAY – The 19-year-old teenager was discharged from the care of St Mary’s Hospital at 02:00 this morning.

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