Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


A Vauxhall Zafira has collided with a pedestrian crossing on St James’ Street in Newport this afternoon (Saturday). 

The vehicle has come to a stop after wiping out the belisha beacon and dragging it metres up the road. The front bumper of the Zafira has been left in pieces at the initial impact point.

It is currently unclear how the vehicle came to demolish the street furniture.

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Fortunately, nobody is thought to have been injured but the incident could have been a lot worse.

Hampshire Constabulary are on scene to assist with the recovery of the vehicle.

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