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Firefighters, Police and paramedics have been called to a road traffic collision in Ryde this morning (Thursday).

A red Ford Fiesta and a silver Vauxhall Vectra have been involved in a shunt on Great Preston Road at the junction with High Park Road.

The driver of the Fiesta is medically trapped inside the vehicle.

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Fire crews from Ryde and Newport are on scene alongside a fire officer, local Police and an ambulance crew.

The road has been closed in both directions with Southern Vectis buses diverting locally as a result.

UPDATE @ 12:15 – Fire crews have now removed the roof of the Fiesta and are working alongside paramedics to extricate the driver.

UPDATE @ 12:40 – The male casualty is now in the care of paramedics. He is to be conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital for further checks and treatment. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Emergency crews are preparing to start standing down from the incident, but the road is expected to remain closed until the Fiesta has been recovered.

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The Vectra has been driven away from the scene by its owner.

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Never heard of anyone being medically trapped in a car before. Strange turn of phrase.


It is a common phrase in the emergency services. It means they are trapped due to suspected or actual injuries….. such as neck or back pain, rather than being physically trapped by parts of the car that have moved after the collision.


Often happens when Police turn up!


Just saying.
You can be trapped physically or trapped medically both rendering you unable to leave your vehicle. Just phrases used in fire brigade.
Another hardly damaged car cut up tho.

Phil mccavity

More bad driving on the I o w

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