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UPDATED: CRASH INVOLVING PEDESTRIAN, AMBULANCE AND CAR CLOSES MAIN ROAD THROUGH WOOTTON

Ac727af8-b1bd-4be5-9828-fcc6f0d50ed4A pedestrian has suffered serious injuries following a road traffic collision involving an ambulance and a van in Wootton this afternoon (Tuesday).

Emergency service personnel were called to High Street at around 13:40 following reports of a collision just outside Tesco Express.

The crash has seen an ambulance travelling towards Ryde collide with a Ford Fiesta van, resulting in the works vehicle ending up on the pavement. A private garden wall has been damaged as a result.

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A pedestrian has been injured in the incident, suffering what Police are describing as ‘serious but not life-threatening injuries’.

Several resources from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service including an Operational Commander and Critical Care Paramedic are on scene tending to those involved. The Fiesta driver has not sustained any serious injuries, Island Echo understands.

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A single fire appliance from Ryde has also been called to the scene in the interests of safety, using chocks to ensure the hatchback is stable.

The road is currently blocked between Brannon Way and Rectory Drive with motorists diverting locally using St Edmunds Walk and Mary Rose Avenue. Southern Vectis buses are all diverting via St Edmunds Walk.

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UPDATE @ 15:45 – High Street has now reopened in both directions, with Southern Vectis Route 4 and 9 buses able to return to their usual routes once again.

1 person has been taken to hospital for further assessment and treatment.

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has confirmed that the ambulance involved in the crash was responding on blue lights and sirens to an emergency call at the time.

It is the second road traffic collision to involve an ambulance in the last month following a crash on St John’s Road, Ryde.

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Simon Magus
Simon Magus
4 months ago

Another car hit by an ambulance and it looks like a proper whack! Someone not paying sufficient attention.

colin
colin
Reply to  Simon Magus
4 months ago

Don’t go to Wooton very dangerous plus shankin is not much better much easier to go by bus most of the time! Don’t go past shanklin because it will not be there much longer,especially before easter.and do not bother reporting it to police station because the lot of them are either asleep or busy dealing with the half wits!

Freddie
Freddie
Reply to  colin
4 months ago

Police had closed town centre road in Shanklin at 4pm ,why ?. Must of messed up busses getting to co-op

Leanne Chick
Leanne Chick
Reply to  Simon Magus
4 months ago

Accidents happen. Everyone seemed ok

Jo blogs
Jo blogs
Reply to  Simon Magus
4 months ago

I blame the idiots that drive vans, they’re all nasty and Agresive…Constantly on their phone, stuffing their face with junk food, even the dashboards are full of rubbish, and don’t forget the drugs….

Peter Monk
Peter Monk
Reply to  Jo blogs
4 months ago

Drink and drug tests were negative. There are some witnesses that say that the ambulance didn’t have sirens on…only blue lights and was exceeding the speed limit. Don’t assume that you prejudice against van drivers is supported by facts!

Islanr
Islanr
Reply to  Simon Magus
4 months ago

It’s that charity box. I’ve been saying it for years!

Nigel
Nigel
4 months ago

There are so many idiot drivers on the Island
No one gives way to each other and no one slows down
ALSO NO TRAFFIC LAW AND ORDER ON THE ISLAND

Farage-Nigel
Farage-Nigel
Reply to  Nigel
4 months ago

We are not required to “give way” to each other. You must be one of the half wits that bring a whole que of traffic to a standstill to allow one car out of a giveway? giveway lines are there for a reason

K1menace
K1menace
Reply to  Farage-Nigel
4 months ago

Need a driving refresher course? Sounds like you need to check the highway code, as well as your spelling

Peter Monk
Peter Monk
Reply to  Nigel
4 months ago

So, you know all about the circumstances fo you Nigel?

Zog
Zog
4 months ago

I honestly believe that reading the comments on this site significantly lowers intelligence

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  Zog
4 months ago

So what has been the effect of your reading the comments on this sie?

Zog
Zog
Reply to  Helen Highwater
4 months ago

What’s a sie, Helen? Literally proving my point for me with a spelling mistake in a four letter word…..

Last edited 4 months ago by Zog
bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  Zog
4 months ago

Yep i love it..don’t call me memememememe simple jack for nothing…

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
4 months ago

wow that wasnt long ..more shit driving what a day another set of twats tomorrow ..tune in to see the latest crap driving on the isle of shite..

Cranky
Cranky
4 months ago

There are so many crashes currently here?!
What is going on? I read the news and just feel glad I didn’t go this or that way as intended when I hear about it all.
It’s frightening going out, I wonder if some of the weed smokers that are also stinking out ouf towns and car parks have anything to do with it, it’s vile just walking through the high street in Ryde in broad daylight currently, the island has deteriorated over the past few years.

Paul Pelosi
Paul Pelosi
4 months ago

You can see and hear blue-lighted ambulances a long way off so no one has any excuses. With cars pulled over to the kerbs an ambulance easily fits down the middle of our main roads

Peter Monk
Peter Monk
Reply to  Paul Pelosi
4 months ago

At least one witness says that the blues were on but sirens were not.

Fagans-t
Fagans-t
4 months ago

Does Ryde have an Ambulance station? Don’t get why so many are always heading to the Ryde area. Response times must be long.

Sebastian Bonfire
Sebastian Bonfire
Reply to  Fagans-t
4 months ago

It used to. They closed it. Now they all start from Newport.

Fagans-t
Fagans-t
Reply to  Sebastian Bonfire
4 months ago

That’s ludicrous so the 8 minute response time are no longer followed.
Dont live in Ventnor and west wight if you have a heath condition then.

TMN
TMN
Reply to  Sebastian Bonfire
4 months ago

When there are a number of spare ambulances (which isn’t very often) they are sent to waiting points around the island. Like Ryde, Sandown, Yarmouth etc. So when not busy they are not sat in a nice warm rest room at there station they are in cold lay bys so they are nearer to patients.
With nofood hot drinks or toilets .
(HOW GREAT TO BE A PARAMEDIC) on low wages huge pressure on them saving lives.24/7 driving at speed to get to people with all the brain dead drivers on.the roads. Then end up always getting a slagging off on hear.THEY ARE ALL HEROS so treat them with respect.

Tess
Tess
Reply to  Fagans-t
4 months ago

Shanklin, Ryde, freshwater all had their stations closed by an incompetent ambulance management. There is now only one station and it’s full of penpushers on the gravy train. This is part of the reason ambulances are travelling longer distances.

Fagans-t
Fagans-t
Reply to  Tess
4 months ago

When I was a teenager I had to resuscitate an elderly guy in Yarmouth for 40 minutes which really affected me because I was the only cpr trained person and the local Ambulance crew was on another call. I never felt alone as I did then. I felt I had done a marathon, I was exhausted but no teen needed to be left in that situation.
I can see this being a regular thing now there is only one Ambulance station.

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Tess
Tess
Reply to  Fagans-t
4 months ago

I feel sorry for the citizens of west Wight, they’ve been hung out to dry by the service.

TMN
TMN
Reply to  Tess
4 months ago

Ambulance staff.do not want station closures. Blame government cuts from both parties. There would be a lot more ambulances to go around if people only called ACCIDENT and EMERGENCY AMBULANCES for what it says on the side of ambulances. Not for the tiny injurys.that thay have wasted ambulances time for they are not a taxi service. Believe me.most probably 60% or more calls are not emergencies.Go by your family.car, taxis or bus. THINK FIRST but if its urgent then please call.999.

Tess
Tess
4 months ago

I remember when the ambulance service had a proper ambulance driving instructor instead of the clown doing it now. Bring back Drew Pitman.

TMN
TMN
Reply to  Tess
4 months ago

They spend 7 & 14 days on blue light training by professional driving instructors

Grim Reaper
Grim Reaper
4 months ago

Its an ambulance, it is huge and has hi-viz stickers all over it, not to mention blue flashing lights and a really loud siren. How did they not see it coming??

 

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