DEFENDER DESTROYED AFTER HITTING TREE AND ROLLING IN MIDDLE ROAD CRASH

The driver of a Land Rover Defender escaped with minor injuries when his vehicle rolled over several times after colliding with a tree on Middle Road during the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday).

Police were called to the debris-stricken scene of the single vehicle crash, between Carisbrooke and Calbourne, at 01:12 on Saturday. They were alerted by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.

Island Echo understands the vehicle left the road and crashed into a verge and a tree before then rolling several times, destroying the vehicle. The car came to rest on its side.

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Amazingly, no one was trapped or seriously injured in the smash.

The 32-year-old male driver was taken to St Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries.

Enquiries are ongoing.

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ron ashton
ron ashton
4 months ago

Wondered where that tree had gone too

Mop bucket
Mop bucket
4 months ago

Is this a buy one get one free story or were there two crashes?

Bumblebee
Bumblebee
4 months ago

If everyone slowed down and not just rushed along there Might just be fewer accidents, and If some drivers didn’t mix drink or drugs that Might help as well.

fred
fred
Reply to  Bumblebee
4 months ago

Yes, speed is at times an issue. But you don’t have to be going fast to roll a car. Go check you tube. 10 mph is enough. Just need to be a bad driver on the phone and clip the verge.

Level Phil
Level Phil
Reply to  fred
4 months ago

Just about possible perhaps, but extremely unlikely. Clipping a verge at 10mph will not roll a car. Furthermore, you need a lot more momentum to leave the road, crash into a verge and a tree, and then roll ‘several times’ leaving a debris-stricken scene, as reported occurred on this occasion.

Oldbutalive
Oldbutalive
4 months ago

Am surprised at the number of accidents that are happening on the Island Roads, many are single vehicle and a few involve more than 1.
Is the driving standard getting worse as the lockdown is eased?

Mee
Mee
4 months ago

Not driving fast then

Sally Hills
Sally Hills
4 months ago

Everyone is so judgemental yes they may well of been speeding and yes may well of been under the influence ( that is usually put in report though ) but could also of been swerved to miss a animal as was in country but no we all think the worse xx

Korchead
Korchead
4 months ago

Can’t keep them things in a strait line at the best of times

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