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UPDATED: CAR WEDGED BETWEEN WALL AND TRUCK CLOSES FAIRLEE ROAD IN BOTH DIRECTIONS

A road traffic collision that has seen a car come to rest wedged between a garden wall and a recovery truck has forced the closure of Fairlee Road on the outskirts of Newport this morning (Wednesday).

The incident has occurred near to Binfield Corner with Police, fire and ambulance crews all in attendance.

It appears the vehicle – a red Mercedes-Benz estate – is off the ground as a result of becoming stuck between a garden wall and a parked recovery truck.

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Island Echo understands that Mercedes was driving along Fairlee Road towards Newport when it veered off the road, smashing into the front garden wall of a residential address and making contact with the recovery truck.

The crash was reported at just before 09:10.

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Motorists are being diverted away from the area with all traffic in and out of Newport now having to travel via Staplers Road.

UPDATE @ 09:47 – The occupants of the crashed vehicle – thought to be a man and a woman – have been assisted from the car by firefighters, supported by a critical care doctor and paramedics.

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They are both being taken to St Mary’s Hospital for further assessment.

Fire crews have stabilised the off-the-ground car using stabfast devices.

The extent of the damage is now clear with a garden wall destroyed.

Fairlee Road has reopened in both directions under give and take. A temporary blockage is expected when the vehicle is recovered.

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bob one
bob one
9 months ago

The driving on the island is getting bloody bad it’s time for a yearly driving test for ALL but do the test on the mainland You have to say it your the worst drivers in the uk

The Driver
The Driver
Reply to  bob one
9 months ago

How do you know that’s not someone from the mainland ?

Stuart
Stuart
Reply to  The Driver
9 months ago

In short, he doesn’t. He just adores the sound of his own voice, especially in the safety of his own anonymity. Forget too many bad drivers, there’s far too many sad gits, with seemingly next to nothing in their pitiful lives.

Jo blogs
Jo blogs
Reply to  Stuart
9 months ago

Me thinks you doth protest too much…

SuzyWong
SuzyWong
Reply to  The Driver
9 months ago

Have you got any proof that the car was driven by an ‘islander’? No. Could have been mechanical failure, or just bad luck. Or lousy driving, but that happens everywhere. I hope the folk involved are OK wherever they’re from.

Jacob
Jacob
Reply to  The Driver
9 months ago

Because Caulkheads don’t know how to drive

Hektor
Hektor
Reply to  bob one
9 months ago

Did it ever occur to you that the driver might have collapsed at the wheel?

Rocka
Rocka
Reply to  bob one
9 months ago

Small mind? So if you worked in a care home Then as a carer you should be happy for them. just think you my end up in a care home one day. 99% of care homes have loving carers who give 100% all day every day

bob one
bob one
Reply to  Rocka
9 months ago

Are you that dumb this is about bad driving not care homes D/H

Rocka
Rocka
Reply to  bob one
9 months ago

No but you are two faced.and we all know it. Bye

island born
island born
Reply to  bob one
9 months ago

LOL your funny…

Just Anne opinion
Just Anne opinion
Reply to  bob one
9 months ago

So you are telling everyone on the Island we are the worst drivers.Obviously you have statistics to back that statement. Personally, I am totally shocked at how dangerously some people drive on our motorways. Undertaking, lane hogging, and even the want to be fast and furious racing going on. Yes, we have our fair share of idiots on our Island roads but only a real idiot thinks they can come to our Island and think they will be welcome here by talking like that with no evidence to back it up. Sorry to everyone for my rant.Im just getting fed up with this kind of unsubstantiated drivell.

Demon D.
Demon D.
Reply to  bob one
9 months ago

Brainless cretin.

Ivor Biggun
Ivor Biggun
Reply to  bob one
9 months ago

Try learning to spell.

Hektor
Hektor
9 months ago

That recovery truck is always parked there.

Jim Bean
Jim Bean
Reply to  Hektor
9 months ago

Yes, because they live inside the house

Steph
Steph
Reply to  Hektor
9 months ago

Yes and on the bus stop too causes the busses to stop on the road and cause traffic build up ,simply shouldn’t be there

Molly
Molly
Reply to  Hektor
9 months ago

Yea they think they own the road

Micky
Micky
9 months ago

Hey up, you can’t park there mate

Jo blogs
Jo blogs
9 months ago

I blame the recovery truck for not positioning the vehicle correctly, and the driver of the Mercedes should go to specsavers….Thank the God’s no pedestrians were not on the payment…..

Seriously
Seriously
Reply to  Jo blogs
9 months ago

They hit the garden wall, before hitting the truck… although granted the truck looks a little wonky.

Keith Lard
Keith Lard
Reply to  Jo blogs
9 months ago

The recovery truck is parked correctly and the driver lives there. The Mercedes driver may have been taken ill.

They are having a laugh
They are having a laugh
Reply to  Jo blogs
9 months ago

Spike proteins could be the cause

Newstome
Newstome
9 months ago

That really takes some doing. How?? Thank goodness no one was on the pavement at the time or it could have been a terrible outcome.

DickyDaniels
DickyDaniels
9 months ago

Lucky no pedestrians were using the pavement!

fred
fred
9 months ago

Lucky the truck is there, quick recovery.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  fred
9 months ago

What about recovering the dumped vehicle along Beaper Shute
I had no idea Recovery trucks existed on the island

fred
fred
Reply to  Paul
9 months ago

Tip of the iceberg. Reporting them does nothing either. Recall the leaking tractor dumped in Ventnor that took months to be removed even after being in the news. I bet any dumped cars near a councillors house or the MP’s gets removed sharpish.

Jacob
Jacob
9 months ago

W.T.F is going on on Island Roads
Must be speeding

Until Speed Cameras are installed Islandwide accidents will keep
happening.

Dave Rivett
Dave Rivett
Reply to  Jacob
9 months ago

Who said anything about speeding? Could have been a medical episode, or a mechanical failure, or a blow out.
Were you there? Did you witness it? If not you have no business making stupid uninformed comments.

martin
martin
9 months ago

I can only guess that it was a medical episode..

Mikey Goodwin
Mikey Goodwin
Reply to  martin
9 months ago

£50 says it was a vaccident

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Mikey Goodwin
9 months ago

I second that.

Plod
Plod
9 months ago

Glad the 2 people were not seriously injured.
Why do people presume the worse. There was a genuine reason and shame people didn’t stop and just drove past when it happened.

Oslo
Oslo
9 months ago

As critical care paramedics were called one presumes this was a serious incident for driver. So maybe protocol not to speculate on drivers age, location etc – you never know it could be you next time. I just hope both driver and passenger are OK.

Steve
Steve
9 months ago

He was proberly using the cycle lane to overtake the cyclist on the the road who don’t bother to use it

Tony
Tony
9 months ago

It suddenly veered off the road. Nothing to do with the driver then.

Jeanie
Jeanie
9 months ago

I wish the Island News would give all of the facts when they report on accidents nd incidents not just “what happened”?

Zed
Zed
9 months ago

Why close both directions?

Marcus
Marcus
9 months ago

Blimey, there are a lot of people on here ready to jump to concluions and sit in judgment on all and sundry. I don’t suppose the driver of the Merc crashed on purpose and I don’t suppose the truck was parked deliberately to make life difficult. People really need to keep a bit of perspective. Accidents happen. No one was seriously injured. The wall can be rebuilt and the car replaced. There are far more important things to expend energy on.

mark
mark
9 months ago

Don’t text and drive!

Stuart
Stuart
9 months ago

Can’t park there old fart

Private-eye
Private-eye
9 months ago

iv done this many times on grand theft auto, so in theory it should work In reality…….

 

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