COLLISION BETWEEN TRAILER AND BUS ON WHITWELL ROAD BLOCKS CARRIAGEWAY

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A road traffic collision on the main road from Godshill to Whitwell has resulted in the carriageway becoming blocked this morning (Wednesday).

The incident, which has occurred near Sheepwash Lane, involves a 4×4 vehicle towing a large trailer and a Southern Vectis bus.

No one is thought to have been injured.

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Southern Vectis say that their Route 3 buses from Newport are now diverting via Shanklin and Bonchurch to Ventnor until further notice, with the Ventnor to Newport trips operating in the reverse direction.

UPDATE @ 09:44 – A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:

“We were called just before 7.50am to a report of a collision involving a car and bus on Whitwell Road.

“The road has been closed at the Godshill and Ventnor ends while we attend with colleagues from the fire service and ambulance service.”

UPDATE @ 11:30 – Whitwell Road has now re-opened in both directions.

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Mop bucket
Mop bucket
7 days ago

“The incident, which has occurred near Sheepwash Lane, involves a 4×4 vehicle but it is currently unclear what other vehicles have been involved, if any.”

I dont know about you, but it’s pretty clear to me. Big and Green with a number on it!

David young
David young
Reply to  Mop bucket
7 days ago

4×4 driver was speeding dangerously and lost control due to bus coming over way, remember slow down for corners! And yes I witnessed this.

Magical mag
Magical mag
Reply to  Mop bucket
7 days ago

I think its a well off driver in a 4×4 towing a very long trailer…are bus drivers are brill drivers yhuz us a rich guy in a flaming hurry as per usual..4×4 people think they own the roads

YJC
YJC
7 days ago

The original photo was a different one and the article did not mention the bus – but NOW does.
My comment was put on the original article.

VENTNOR
VENTNOR
7 days ago

The trailer with no number plate….. BIG job now for the police…….

John
John
7 days ago

Some of the comments on here are typical car driver responses I’ve driven coaches on the island and have to say that most of the southern vectis drivers are really good as they have some of the worst roads to navigate and when you add in the other road users it’s a hard job. Just because the bus is there doesn’t always mean that it was the bus drivers fault some other road users need to think about the way they drive.

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  John
7 days ago

I don’t see anyone blaming the bus driver. Someone actually witnessed the 4 by4 driver speeding round the bend.

Ryn Fisher
Ryn Fisher
7 days ago

Not the best road to be on, on the narrow side.

Big Ben
Big Ben
7 days ago

More bad driving on the Isle Of Wight

Just Sayin’
Just Sayin’
Reply to  Big Ben
7 days ago

Totally agree with you

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
7 days ago

judging by the load in the trailer, it doesn’t look like an essential journey – i trust the driver of the 4 x 4 gets a fine.

Bob
Bob
Reply to  isle of wighter
6 days ago

Not everyone can work from home

iow mad
iow mad
7 days ago

people seem to drive like idiots along this stretch of the road ! buses just drive at you ! I always give – I like my cars paint work to much . this stretch of road isn’t wide enough for two big vehicles to safely pass .

Level Phil
Level Phil
6 days ago

it is crystal clear from the photo exactly who is at fault here. The bus driver is so close to the verge you couldn’t get a fag paper between the gap. The trailer, on the other hand, was clearly out of control, and way off line. SV bus drivers are on the whole excellent, IMHO.

Corkhead
Corkhead
6 days ago

Wrong way & a bit early for the tip

Helen
Helen
6 days ago

This stretch of road is bendy and narrow, the amount of times I have almost ended up in a hedge because people drive much too fast. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders use this road and drivers should always be aware and cautious as you never know what may be round the next bend.

White top
White top
6 days ago

Simple answer to whoever was at fault is drive to the conditions of the road and conditions and not to mention, how you were taught.

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