Firefighters from Ryde responded to reports of persons trapped inside a car following a road traffic collision in the town – but the scene wasn’t quite as expected.
2 appliances were mobilised to Quarry Road at around 17:30 this evening (Friday) following a 999 call to control reporting a road traffic collision.
Fearing the worst, Ryde’s day crew appliance responded the short distance to the scene. However, before the second, retained appliance could arrive at the incident it was ascertained that no persons were trapped and the pump was stood down.
It appears that a family car grounded out after manoeuvring onto and overshooting a driveway, with the vehicle half off the carriageway across the pavement.
The information reported to the emergency services didn’t quite match the incident at hand, as was the case when fire crews were mobilised to St John’s Road in Shanklin this afternoon.
Firefighters have assisted with stabilising the vehicle and raising it back level and onto the road.
Although Police were on scene, their involvement was not required.