CAR ROLLS ONTO ITS SIDE NEAR NITON VILLAGE

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A Suzuki Jimny has overturned and come to a rest on its side just outside the village of Niton this lunchtime (Friday).

Police and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service were alerted to the crash on Newport Road, near to Kingates Lane, shortly before 12:50.

The road has been closed in both directions as emergency services deal with the incident and arrange recovery.

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No one is thought to have been seriously injured in the single-vehicle incident.

Motorists are diverting locally.

Meanwhile, Police are currently dealing with a 2-car road traffic collision on Whitehouse Road near Porchfield.

 

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Tricia
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How does this happen? Do we have a population of stuntmen living on the island?
Was it a medical episode – fortunately in this case no one was badly injured.
Or is it another example of the all too frequent ‘driving without due care and attention’

Fred Nurke
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They are “would-be” stuntmen. Proper stunt-drivers would get it right!

Martin (Ryde)
Martin (Ryde)
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TBF the Jimny like the SJ410/13 are very unstable due to the short wheelbase and higher body position. Old Suzuki’s are cheap for a reason.

SteveB
SteveB
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Yes but hairdressers should all be furloughed at the moment so why was a Jimny being driven around anyway??

Oot Ragus
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Oot Ragus
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You shouldnt stereotype hairdressers. My hairdresser drives a Mitsubishi L200 with extra big knobbly tyres…and it says “Barbarian” or “Warrior” or something like that on the side in big letters. He’s hard.

Smithy
Smithy
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Yes true but it’s also very easy to go too fast on that road around the bends. Don’t want to assume but I suspect speed was involved.

r bet
r bet
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so all Suzuki sjzgs3567/32567 end up on there sides ok I will remember that next time I buy a car

Egor the rotten
Egor the rotten
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Who needs motor sport on tv just watch it on island echo

jones
jones
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I’m not saying it’s the same person but that car looks similar to one i saw this morning driving on the wrong side of the road to take a short cut before pulling out from a blind junction without stopping……

Zack Zuck
Zack Zuck
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Reminds me of that Fast Show sketch
“I weren’t pissed when I did it, dad!”

Richard collins
Richard collins
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Country lanes are the most dangerous. It does not take speed or bad driving to have a miss hap like this. Look on you tube, lots of videos of cars not going very fast riding up the grass verge and rolling. Also, as someone else has said, this make of car does like to fall over.

Kevin Gray
Kevin Gray
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Please ban island drivers from driving on mainland,we need to stay safe over here!!

MerryMeet
MerryMeet
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Please remember that about 80% or so of “Island drivers” are FROM the mainland! One way or another. “Isle of Wight roads are different”, respect that fact.

Kevin Gray
Kevin Gray
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Merry Meet ,why are island roads different?, A country lane is the same whether on the Isle of Wight or in sunny Kent.

Jim
Jim
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Think we are back to the NUT behind the wheel problem.

John Doe
John Doe
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Another case of cramp?

JHVF
JHVF
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It’s very easy to get a wheel up the kerb or bank and turn over if your looking at something other than the road ahead. May not have been the problem on this occasion but there’s an awful lot of roll overs going on, didn’t get very many before mobile phones.

Badger
Badger
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Just popped out for a roll maybe.

Martin W
Martin W
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Are other country areas as bad as Wight for single car incidents?

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