UPDATED: 2 INJURED AS VEHICLES SUSTAIN SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IN BRANSTONE CROSS COLLISION

Emergency services are rushing to the scene of a collision involving at least 2 vehicles at Branstone Cross near Apse Heath this evening (Monday).

Several police units, including an unmarked Armed Response Vehicle acting in a Roads Policing capacity, are at the scene on the A3056 Newport Road, alongside colleagues from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. An Ambulance Service operational commander is in attendance.

It’s understood that 2 vehicles have collided at the crossroads linking the main road with Winford Road and Princelett Shute.

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At least 1 person is currently being treated for their injuries by paramedics.

Traffic remains free flowing in the area except for traffic using Princelett Shute, which is being diverted locally via Ventnor Road.

UPDATE @ 23:05 – It’s known that 1 casualty has been treated by paramedics, with a further casualty now being treated by the second paramedic crew that has arrived on scene in the last few minutes.

The collision has involved a Vauxhall Adam and a Ford Focus.

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UPDATE @ 23:39 – 1 casualty has now been conveyed by ambulance to St Mary’s Hospital for treatment, with a second casualty also expected to be taken to hospital shortly.

Both vehicles have suffered extensive damage, with the passenger side of the Vauxhall partially caved in and the front end of the Ford completely destroyed by the impact. Airbags have deployed in both cars.

Recovery agents, Bartlett’s, have now arrived on the scene to begin the process of recovering the vehicles from the road.

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Motorists are still able to pass the scene of the incident at this time, although Princelett Shute remains closed.

UPDATE @ 01:21 – The incident has now cleared and all roads have reopened.

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Sunshine
Sunshine
6 days ago

Crikey, by the damage caused, lucky someone wasn’t killed. Speeding again?

Nomorethoughtpolice
Nomorethoughtpolice
5 days ago

30 limit and this happened, will all the island loonatics ever change??
We desperately need policing on our island roads because the majority of island drivers don’t understand speed limits.

Bootneck
Bootneck
Reply to  Nomorethoughtpolice
5 days ago

Not necessarily Island drivers, maybe here on holiday and are unable to appreciate island roads

Nomorethoughtpolice
Nomorethoughtpolice
Reply to  Bootneck
5 days ago

The numbers are just has high in the winter…driving on the island is stressful and something needs to be done.

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Bootneck
5 days ago

Funnily enough the Vauxhall Adam was my friend so you are incorrect with your comment. From my personal experiences I find island driving absolutely shit I have driven on the mainland and the island and the island is shocking. The 8 years I have lived here I’ve seen and and heard about more crashes than I ever did on the mainland so rethink your comment.

VENTNOR
VENTNOR
5 days ago

Driving like a madman no doubt……….

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
5 days ago

This is getting a worrying situation.

2 bad accidents yesterday & sadly getting almost daily event!

But why are drivers getting more complacent?

Come on drivers take care!

Know it all
Know it all
5 days ago

I hope nobody was seriously hurt in this crash. That cross roads is a bit of a heart stopper. Traffic coming from the Apse heath side are not visible until late if traveling at speed. I have witnessed a number of accidents there.
With the continued increase in traffic, what’s the answer? The road in that area is becoming a bit of a black spot.
The pedestrian crossing in Apse heath is dangerous, i believe somebody was killed there a number of years ago.
The Fighting Cocks junction down the road has had fatalities. Can be a nightmare to pull out onto the main road when busy. So the council allow a new housing estate development down the road !!

Lee
Lee
5 days ago

I honestly don’t know what on earths going on at the moment with drivers?! Yesterday me and my passenger were following a couple driving on the middle road, zigzagging all over the road?! Today?! I’ve just nearly come head on with a 4×4 overtaking on a blind bend going up hill…What a tool.

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
5 days ago

I use the princelet Shute regularly and I see very few people doing 30 mph !!!!
They have the speed limits for a reason there …..
Meanwhile I hope all involved are OK …
Car’s can be replaced lives cannot …..
It’s not the 1st accident at this junction and alas I doubt the last!!!!

Asitis
Asitis
Reply to  Miss sensible
5 days ago

This junction, AND the one near the boat at Arreton, both have fields aound them so cheap to create a LARGE roundabout both slowing traffic, and making a safe pull out for people.

It is of no use making some tiny one, as people all sit looking at one another afraid to move. Yet a large one gives vision and time to safely ease into the flow.

Land should be taken, a circle of tarmac and half a doz signs, jobs a good un

Robin Griffiths
Robin Griffiths
5 days ago

That junction os awful. It could have been caused by speeding. Problem is coming from Princess Shute the visable distance to the right is short. Coming out from there that short distance only gives a second or so margin to safely pull out over to Newchurch or worse still make a right turn. Even if cars from Apse Heath are within the speed limited the safety margin is not enough for the car coming out. Island Roads need to get something done. Needs 30mph limit on approach with rumble strips and better visability on the corner. Best solution as suggested by others is proper roundabout

bob
bob
5 days ago

why are people commenting on speed. the vauxhall driver clearly pulled out in front of the ford

Martin Shoebridge
Martin Shoebridge
Reply to  bob
5 days ago

And if the Ford was driving at excess speed?

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