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CAR THROUGH FENCE AS VEHICLES COLLIDE

IE130166A blue Mercedes-Benz has this lunchtime gone through a fence and has come to rest level with the balcony of a property after colliding with a taxi in Wootton.

Emergency services are on the scene at Kite Hill with the junction of Firestone Copse Road.

It is believed at least one person has been injured in the collision, that happened shortly before 11:45.

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The road remains open to traffic, however there are some delays in the area.

IE130162UPDATE @ 12:30 – One person has been transferred to an awaiting ambulance on a spinal board after being extracted from the silver Peugeot taxi.

UPDATE @ 13:00 – Hampshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit are advising motorists that the road will remain partially blocked for some time to come and that alternate routes should be used, if possible.

UPDATE @ 13:45 – Island Echo understands that two persons have been taken to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport following the serious road traffic collision this lunchtime.

An older person, believed to be driving the Mercedes-Benz, was extracted from the vehicle and rushed to hospital by land ambulance very swiftly following the collision (pictured).

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UPDATED @ 17:00 – A spokesperson for St Mary’s Hospital has confirmed to Island Echo that two persons involved in this morning’s collision have both been discharged this afternoon.

collisioninvestigationunitresizedHampshire Constabulary’s Collision investigation unit from the mainland has been at the scene of the crash collecting evidence from the roadside.

Both vehicles remain in situ and one side of the carriageway at Kitehill remains cordoned off.

The balcony of a 3 story building has been ripped from its supports. Builders are currently assessing how to best secure the metal structure securely.

IE130204UPDATE @ 17:50 – Both vehicles have been removed from the scene by Bartletts Service Station.

The A3054 Kite Hill should reopen fully within the next 60 minutes.

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