UPDATED: DRIVER FLEES AFTER CRASHING CAR ON SMALLBROOK LANE

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A car has rolled onto its roof resulting in the closure of Smallbrook Lane in both directions this evening (Friday).

The incident has occurred close to the humpback bridge between Ashey Road and Great Preston Road.

Police are in attendance and have closed the road.

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UPDATE @ 17:40 – The driver of the Ford has fled the scene, Island Echo is told. Police arrived on scene to find the vehicle abandoned and in a damaged state.

The vehicle has come to rest on its roof after crashing into a small tree.

The road remains closed whilst recovery is arranged.

UPDATE @ 18:20 – Police have confirmed that the suspected driver of the vehicle is currently assisting officers with their enquiries in relation to both the manner of the driving and other road traffic offences.

Island Echo understands that the National Police Air Service helicopter from Bournemouth was called in but was stood down prior to arrival.

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Seay
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Phil, even in such dire times as this, we still need your take on the situation..

Cameron
Cameron
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Probably a drink driver seriously what is happening they should be inside on lockdown listening to the goverment

Reika Kitami
Reika Kitami
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Obviously on his way down to Tesco to pick up another 10 pack of Carling

Jo Ramsey
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Jo Ramsey
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Probably a drink driver seriously they should be inside on lockdown and listening to the government

r bet
r bet
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I hope its the young racing driver in his white ford fiesta that thinks driving 3ft behind the car in front is ok. (godshill is 20mph) prat

Reika Kitami
Reika Kitami
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Or you lift up the gas, slow to a crawl and put the handbrake on, wait for him to get out and floor it

Mark Cox
Mark Cox
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Seay, Ur a fool with that attitude. I suggest if tailgating affects you that much simply pull over and let them pass.

Seay
Seay
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Ah, turn the other cheek, that will discourage such………won’t it?

Alan
Alan
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That itself is careless driving and could cause an accident. If anyone needs to warn the vehicle behind just flick your lights on and off quickly. Someone on another post said they thought you had a problem because of your over the top comments, you need to moderate them or get some help.

Billy
Billy
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Got to be speed again !!!

Ivoire
Ivoire
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Utter knob

Mary
Mary
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Low life could have killed someone

Clare
Clare
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Lifetime ban for the driver…

JHVF
JHVF
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If they find the driver it will be interesting to know the reason for their journey !

Tom
Tom
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I’ve been saying for days that a lot of people have been driver faster than ever because the roads are emptier. The army needs to come over here to enforce the lock down so that the police to catch these utter idiots.

Ian
Ian
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I bet you the driver was not keeping to 40mph ! Wally.

Remus
Remus
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Another idiot on our roads who thinks that they can drive , but this proves they can’t

Poodle
Poodle
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As if the Emergency Services don’t have enough to deal with at the moment.

Old bean
Old bean
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Now bang him up

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The driver is assisting police regarding the manner of his driving and other driving offences. He’s obviously a right k–b on the road. Another one car accident but this one is due to wreckless driving and speeding. Thank god he didn’t kill anyone. A right idiot.

Seay
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Shame it walked away, the rest of it’s life in a wheel chair would be ‘too good’ for it. Hopefully next time.

Reika Kitami
Reika Kitami
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Jesus, he must have done at least £50’s worth of damage LOL

MerryMeet
MerryMeet
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Poor tree, yet another one bites the dust at Smallbrook.

none given
none given
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…bet he tried to jump the bridge… and bollocksed it up.

Mrs brown
Mrs brown
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Has played gta too many times and thinks it real! What a right Tw#t.

Bob D
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Where are the Police, not seen many around , as a key worker I witnessed lots of speeders last couple of days,prick in his 2019 Golf doing around 90 up Lushington Hill,another overtaking those doing 50mph along Blackwater (limit 40)not to mention those that still can’t read signs cutting up drivers coming down left lane to Coppins.

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Agree Bob, I am a key worker and each day I go to work I have not seen one single police car on the road.

Joe Soap
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The island police need to be made aware that dangerous driving has definitely increased in the last week or so, idiots…

Nige
Nige
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I hope the shit has hurt himself in the accident….probably drunk or no documents or just driving like a bloody idiot now the roads are quiter….the police have enough to contend with the cv they don’t need to b wasting there time with idiots….

Daz
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Geez, what a mess

Martin
Martin
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A change in the law is required here… Crash and get prosecuted for DD, your insurance company doesn’t pay out for your damage.Car on HP?… insurance pays that. End of.

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