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UPDATED: WOMAN CUT FREE FROM CAR AFTER MIDDLE ROAD CRASH AT TAPNELL

Photos: @FreshwaterFire/Twitter

Police, Fire and Ambulance crews are attending a 2-car road traffic collision on Middle Road at Tapnell this morning (Saturday).

The road has been closed in both directions as a result of the incident outside Tapnell Farm on the outskirts of Freshwater.

Multiple emergency vehicles have been seen responding to the scene of the crash, which occurred at around 08:30.

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Motorists should avoid the area, diverting via Yarmouth Road or Military Road.

UPDATE @ 09:10 – The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that they are attending a 2 car road traffic collision at Tapnell.

Fire crews from Newport and Freshwater are working to free persons trapped inside at least 1 of the vehicles.

Photo: @BlueWatch_IWFRS

UPDATE @ 09:44 – Firefighters have successfully extricated 1 female adult from a Renault Clio, which was involved in a front-end collision with a Mazda.

The casualty has been passed into the care of the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, alongside a second female adult casualty. Both have been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital.

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Thankfully, no one has sustained any life-threatening injuries.

Middle Road is expected to re-open shortly.

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Bert
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Bert

Hope they are all ok
Getting too regular now!

Me2you
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Me2you

Glad all ok to many traffic incidents services do a great job

Kevin Gray
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Kevin Gray

Just come back from North Devon,same problems there,60mph on country roads is absolute madness,reduce the speed limit now !

Nelson
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Nelson

Say it Phil !

Bob
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Bob

Unfortunately Phil can’t comment, he was involved in an accident because of more bad driving on the island

Nelson
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Nelson

Oh, dear! Does this mean that there won’t be any more ‘More bad driving on the Isle of Wight’?

Emma
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Emma

I do hope all are ok. Xx

kev
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kev

Hope everyone recovers well.

However this is becoming all to frequent, this Island is becoming a race track and not just for young drivers who are inexperienced, if you drive according to the speed limits and the road conditions it does not take long before you are tailgated or over taken at speed by all ages of driver.
When will it get through we all have somewhere to be at a certain time and we would all like to get there in one piece.
People are getting injured and people are unfortunately going to die, it could be anyone.
Start showing more respect, next time it could be YOU, a close relative or friend or someone’s child. THINK ABOUT IT and how you would feel.

Terence Moore
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Terence Moore

That section of road is straight no dips or bends to obscure visibilty , ample space on road to drive both ways no reason for a front end collision .

none given
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none given

@kev

tailgating and overtaking slower drivers has been going on for decades. Long before speed cameras and dashcams, drivers would race around the island daily – there were probably just as many accidents, however, there was no social media, so it would only be known to those involved, their friends/family and possibly made it into the county press. The stats probably haven’t changed, the ability to communicate it to a wider audience has.

you should also remember that extremely slow drivers are just as much of a nuisance and risk as fast drivers, as people tend to get so fed up sitting behind someone driving at a pedestrian speed, that they overtake out of frustration, when maybe they shouldn’t have done.

kev
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kev

Join the discussion…@None given
Tailgating is illegal, if you don’t know that you should.
You should also know it is an offence to drive to slow for no reason, people who do so could cause an accident, make no mistake people who do this are frustrating and if the opportunity arises can be overtaken when it is safe to do so…..
Please note I stated ” if you drive to the speed limits and the road conditions it does not take long before you are tailgated and taken over at speed “. I made no reference to driving at extremely slow speed.

eric smith
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eric smith

When I get tail -gated I slow right down and stay slow. I have a warning sign in rear window advising tail
-gators that the closer they get the slower I go!! And I do.

Steve
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Steve

Idiot

Daemy
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Daemy

If you’re going to do that, why not do the proper thing & pull over & let them past?

Debby Jones
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Debby Jones

You’re a danger Mr Smith. You might think you’re being clever but you’re not. My advanced driving instructor told me ” always drive to the speed limit”. As long as it’s safe to do so of course. You might not be aware that you can actually pick up points on your driving licence for driving to slowly, so you might want to be careful who you’re obstructing the next time you start playing ‘Traffic Cop’ on the road.

Anna Sognosia
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Anna Sognosia

The island roads can’t cope with such high speeds, they are not good enough even with all the resurfacing- The whole Island needs to be 20mph

Geoff Simmons
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Geoff Simmons

What utter nonsense, drive at a sensible speed and respect other road user’s. Simple’s!

Richard
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Richard

Rubbish, 20mph would be unenforceable and for most drivers unnecessary. If a driver is at risk driving at twenty MPH they are at risk to themselves and others and should not be out on our roads. That goes for anyone who engages in dangerous driving IMO. Cheers.

Smithy
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Smithy

You’re obviously one of the slow drivers that cause problems!

Terence Moore
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Terence Moore

Jersey has a 40 MPH speed limit but it suffers from a 40% increase on road accidents than the UK .

George
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George

20 mph on whole of Island ??? That’s ridiculous. In case you haven’t quite worked it out yet ( obviously NOT!) it’s not the speed that’s the issue on a lot of these “incidents” it’s the drivers CANNOT drive. Cars are more than capable of doing a lot of things safely. But they only do what the driver makes it. Yes if road conditions bad drive accordingly. Just look around you and watch cars on the roads. How many don’t use lights ? Don’t bother to indicate? Speed through 30 mph in town ? Completely wrong positioning on the road when making manoeuvres. Who’s fault ? The driver NOT the car. People can’t drive 1/2 mile at Ryder pier at 10 mph ! The Whole Island 20 mph. Think you are living on another planet. Drivers at fault, until people learn to drive properly our poor Emergency services will always be attending all these unnecessary “incidents” feel sorry for them and innocent victims.

Penny green
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Penny green

It’s amazing how many people can see over brows of hills and around bends – particularly motorbikes

Pete
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Pete

I ride a bike and drive a car and amount of people in cars ive seen tailgating bikes is a joke theres as many bad car drivers as bike riders

Phil mccavity
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Phil mccavity

More bad driving on the I o w

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none given

-Change the record Phil, you are becoming boringly predictable

Nelson
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Nelson

Ah, there you are, Phil! Welcome back.
Feel better now?

Tyrone
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Tyrone

I blame the driving instructors nowadays if only they would teach people what those orange things are on each corner, especially when overtaking a bike or turning it really helps the drive behind to know what your doing, once they have mastered that then teach them how to use roundabouts properly……….maybe driving instructors need more leassons

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