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MOTORCYCLE COLLISION BLOCKS PIXLEY HILL IN FRESHWATER

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Police and paramedics are in attendance at a road traffic collision in the West Wight this morning (Wednesday).

It’s reported that a car and motorcycle have been involved in the incident on Pixley Hill at Norton, between Freshwater and Yarmouth.

The crash occurred shortly before 08:30.

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Southern Vectis advise that their Route 7 buses are unable to serve Copse Lane and Norton Grange until further notice. Instead, buses will divert via Wilmingham Lane and Afton Road whilst travelling between Yarmouth and Freshwater.

The 08:38 Route 7 from Yarmouth to Newport will not run today due to being stuck on Copse Lane.

UPDATE @ 09:25 – It has been confirmed by Police that the incident has involved a Vauxhall Combo van and a motorcycle.

Firefighters have been in attendance at the scene, where Pixley Hill merges into Copse Lane, due to the presence of a fuel leak.

The road is expected to re-open once the spill has been cleared and the vehicles recovered.

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Duncan Barnes
Duncan Barnes
12 days ago

Hope all are ok

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Duncan Barnes
12 days ago

Only the one not at fault….

Stephen63
Stephen63
Reply to  Truth
12 days ago

Yes, not being in possession of all the facts, one can’t make a fair assessment of the cause of this accident.
However, there has been a long running problem of youngsters joy riding round and round Freshwater at very high speeds on motorbikes with altered exhausts.
They are extremely noisy, disturbing the residents and their pets and it hasn’t diminished during lockdown at all.
It’s an issue of safety and the rights of people to a peaceful life..

Jackson alter
Jackson alter
Reply to  Stephen63
10 days ago

All your points are invalid , your probably the local nonce , Why don’t you grow up you old fool , and let the youngsters enjoy there childhood , just because you had a shit one Dont mean you can ruin it for other fat price

Truth
Truth
12 days ago

It doesn’t surprise me another bloody bullying van driver is involved….

Lollipop
Lollipop
Reply to  Truth
12 days ago

We’re you a witness then?

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Lollipop
12 days ago

Look at the photo!!!!.

Lollipop
Lollipop
Reply to  Truth
12 days ago

I don’t need to. I was there.

Marcus
Marcus
Reply to  Truth
12 days ago

Not always van drivers fault. A lot of island car drivers can’t drive but because they can move a car from a to b believe they are great.

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Marcus
12 days ago

If people are honest, when ever you have a van driver behind you they are always aggressive and drive too close.

Thay feel safe high up in their cabin but always drive up your ass, it ok for them should a collision happen, however it’s not ok if your driving a smaller vehicle.

Everyone knows what I’m taking about..

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Truth
12 days ago

It’s looking like free speech is being band on this platform, two of my post’s have been suspended, awaiting approval apparently.

Yet again….must be 1940s in occupied France…

Marcus
Marcus
Reply to  Truth
12 days ago

I have a van as one of my vehicles and don’t drive it close behind cars. Vans often weigh alot more than a car and take longer to stop. There are alot of cars who pull out infront of vans on the island and don’t accelerate or expect the van to stop on a dime.

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Marcus
12 days ago

Keep your distance then….

Dave
Dave
12 days ago

Looks like the van pulled out and didn’t see the bike judging by where the damage on the van is . Seen to many bikes with no lights on when raining hard foggy or just getting dark you need to be seen

plato
plato
Reply to  Dave
12 days ago

As a biker myself this is clearly a SMIDSY type accident on the part of the van driver. And since early 90s all bikes made since than have the lights permanently on (you cant actually switch them off).

Tom Philips.
Tom Philips.
Reply to  Dave
12 days ago

Nice bit of victim blaming, congratulations.

Bob Frapples
Bob Frapples
12 days ago

Just blame the hedge on the right

Old school.
Old school.
12 days ago

Hope the bike rider is ok, at a distinct disadvantage on two wheels, wet or dry, day or night.
Please people, when coming up to a junction, ffs look! If in doubt, dont pull out.

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
12 days ago

Lockdown, fewer people allowed out, fewer vehicles on the road, yet more accidents. Why? No doubt “engineer” Ward or Constable Stewart can enlighten us.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Helen Highwater
12 days ago

Not nessesarily vans vault have u taken into account of maybe the bike was going to quick and van driver thought he may have the gap to pull out lots of reasoning but no known facts just all blame the van driver may of been his fault may of been bikers may be a bit of both only they will know but hey ho let’s just judge them shall we?

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