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COACH WITH KIDS ON BOARD INVOLVED IN KITE HILL CRASH

A coach carrying children home from school has been involved in a collision with a car at Kite Hill in Wootton.

Traffic is backing up to past Quarr Abbey as a result of the smash between an Island Coach Services coach and a green Mini.

Police were called to the scene between Wootton and Fishbourne at 17:02.

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It has been confirmed that no injuries have been sustained.

Police and Island Roads are working to clear debris from the carriageway.

Motorists should avoid the area for the time being as traffic remains heavy in both directions.

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Ben
Ben
3 months ago

Let me guess 5 police cars 7 ambulances and 9 fire engines?

isla wight
isla wight
Reply to  Ben
3 months ago

9 fire engines available on the island, you’re deluded, 3 if you’re lucky.

ExtraD
ExtraD
3 months ago

Briddlesford closed, Havenstreet traffic lights, Firestone copse probably gridlocked, nightmare.

Nige
Nige
3 months ago

Does not surprise me of all the accidents that take place on the
Island, have you seen the way many of the Islands buses are being
driven.
Many of the drivers are ruthless, especially knowing they have
members of the public on board.

ventnor depot
ventnor depot
Reply to  Nige
3 months ago

one incident involving a psv , how many this year, the how many car accidents. your just another keyboard warrior.

Jo blogs
Jo blogs
Reply to  Nige
3 months ago

Your correct, they are bloody dangerous….This lot on here won’t have any of it..

ChrisChris
ChrisChris
3 months ago

Think of the children

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  ChrisChris
3 months ago

heal the world ..make it a better place….

Stefan C. Attrill
Stefan C. Attrill
Reply to  bobthebuilder
3 months ago

Michael J. song

Dudley
Dudley
3 months ago

Looks like the Ryde School home run.Island Coaches employs some drivers with a pretty chequered past.

ventnor depot
ventnor depot
Reply to  Dudley
3 months ago

thats a pretty rash statement

Simon
Simon
Reply to  Dudley
3 months ago

How do you know it was coach driver fault. What a stupid comment

Caroline Sedman
Caroline Sedman
Reply to  Dudley
3 months ago

Comments about the drivers past is nothing to do with Island Coach Services, these comments are not relevant.

John Bond
John Bond
Reply to  Dudley
3 months ago

The drivers must have passed all necessary police checks to be driving buses of kids around. I think you are writing nonsense Dudley.

bob bobbins
bob bobbins
Reply to  Dudley
3 months ago

you moron, think about what you post dudley

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
3 months ago

what came off worse ….ohh the mini..glad all ok..

PC plod
PC plod
Reply to  bobthebuilder
3 months ago

Haha I less BMW no harm done mini driver was at fault for slamming on brakes for no reason

DorisCataract
DorisCataract
3 months ago

Bloody youths driving coaches way too fast. Something should be done. I blame Wightlink for putting traffic in there. Island roads need to get some more traffic lights in and slow everyone down. Two inpatient gabions causing misery for everyone. Build a bridge.

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  DorisCataract
3 months ago

And it’s only going to get worse. You just wait until they build Pennyfeathers.

bob bobbins
bob bobbins
Reply to  DorisCataract
3 months ago

Youths? What makes you presume this, the older generation has created such a bad (and false may I add) representation of the younger PSV drivers both bus and coach, soon the industry will be deprived of staff to the point where services are cut, then comments like this will come back to fruition.

Stupid people
Stupid people
Reply to  DorisCataract
3 months ago

You know nothing karen – a mini slammed their brake on running in tandom with another vehicle and both used brakes unnessaszily recorded on a car dash cam passed to police hence the mini driver being cautioned for dangerous driving at the roadside!

Justine birks
Justine birks
Reply to  DorisCataract
3 months ago

All bus and coach drivers have to be a certain age and have a clean driving license for so long before even taking a bus driving lesson

Mike lowrey
Mike lowrey
3 months ago

I think thes coaches drivers should be so .much cafuler because there just stupid probably speeding I have been on that coch before on rail racplament and there were speeding to shalkin

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
Reply to  Mike lowrey
3 months ago

Can we try that screed again, but this time in English please.

King Kev
King Kev
Reply to  Reg Dennis
3 months ago

Reg my old friend how’s you been

Proud Overner
Proud Overner
Reply to  Reg Dennis
3 months ago

He can’t, he’s an island inbred.

ChrisChris
ChrisChris
Reply to  Mike lowrey
3 months ago

Can I have that in English please

bob bobbins
bob bobbins
Reply to  Mike lowrey
3 months ago

Carefuler coach drivers, its what we need……..

Justine birks
Justine birks
Reply to  Mike lowrey
3 months ago

You know it was the same driver do you as they do drive different coaches

Mike n
Mike n
Reply to  Mike lowrey
3 months ago

Very hard to speed on the island roads especially ryde to Shanklin route. So again chatting crap

Lover of life
Lover of life
3 months ago

I’ve witnessed coach and bus drivers that think they own the road just because they are bigger than cars!! The white line is there for a reason?Hope the kids are all ok??

bob bobbins
bob bobbins
Reply to  Lover of life
3 months ago

have you seen the size of a coach? or a double decker bus? have a go in one, try and get it right 24/7

Jason
Jason
Reply to  bob bobbins
3 months ago

Exactly. People don’t realise this, until you actually get behind the wheel of one. As you’ve pointed out we can’t get it right all the time

Karen
Karen
Reply to  Lover of life
3 months ago

Larger vehicles need extra space as pointed out in Highway Code 221-223.
And it’s against Highway Code to not let a bus pull out from bus stops! So your probably the dangerous driver!

Neveragin
Neveragin
3 months ago

Let me tell you. That coach is in bad need for a service or the driver is heavy on the right foot. The black smoke that comes out from the exhaust. Talk about kids and their lungs.

Caroline Sedman
Caroline Sedman
Reply to  Neveragin
3 months ago

I believe that before making statements about the vehicle needing to be serviced, you should speak with the operator of the vehicle. I have every Safety Inspection Sheet which ensures I am compliant with the DVSA. Each vehicle in the fleet goes through a thorough Safety Inspection and is fully serviced. Emmissions tests are regularly carried out as an extra safety measure.

Neveragin
Neveragin
Reply to  Caroline Sedman
3 months ago

Ok well in that case the driver floors the pedal. Because unspent fuel bellows from the exhaust. I know I have been behind it many times to put that in your pipe.

Last edited 3 months ago by Neveragin
Jason
Jason
Reply to  Neveragin
3 months ago

If that’s the case then we as drivers would notice it, and if we do then it gets sorted straight away, plus these vehicle get inspected every 6 weeks and if there’s a problem then they get taken off the road, but how do you know it’s this coach that bellows out black smoke?? As three of them are exactly the same ‍♂️‍♂️

John D
John D
Reply to  Caroline Sedman
3 months ago

“Each vehicle in the fleet goes through a thorough safety inspection”, a simple Google search of your company shows less than 3 weeks ago Island Coach Services received a formal warning for maintenance shortcomings from The Traffic Commissioner after a DVSA inspection on maintenance.

Last edited 3 months ago by John D
Caroline Sedman
Caroline Sedman
Reply to  John D
3 months ago

If you had any understanding of this, you would know that the maintenance had no short comings, it was the lack of paperwork provided to the operator which has now been addressed. As I stated, the vehicles are safety inspected and this has been acknowledged by the Traffic Commissioner.

Stupid people
Stupid people
Reply to  Neveragin
3 months ago

BELL end of your year award goes to you! You must be mistaking this company for their rival company on the island Wight coaches they have a few that puff out black smoke!!!!

Last edited 3 months ago by Stupid people
John D
John D
Reply to  Stupid people
3 months ago

Clearly an Island Coach Services employee then.

Gary Hawkins
Gary Hawkins
Reply to  John D
3 months ago

I wouldn’t work for island coach services with a barge poll.

Caroline Sedman
Caroline Sedman
Reply to  Gary Hawkins
3 months ago

I have noted your comments Gary, as a self-employed worker for First Travel Solutions and Wight Coaches, I feel this is a comment that really is not required or appreciated. It is difficult enough when something goes wrong, to have people like you commenting unnecessarily is very unhelpful. I have passed these remarks to FTS.

Neveragin
Neveragin
Reply to  Stupid people
3 months ago

I think it goes to you. You’re replying at the wrong person.ha.ha.

 

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