Benjamin Entwistle, 31, of Westlake Avenue, Lake has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and failing to stop and report an accident. He will appear at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court today (Monday).
Becky Wall, 28, from Ryde, was seriously injured in the collision on Thursday 27th June and remains in a coma at Southampton General Hospital. She sustained life-threatening injuries when her Vauxhall Astra was hit by a silver BMW on Briddlesford Road at the junction with Blacklands Lane.
The driver of the BMW fled the scene, leading to an appeal being issued by Police.
To date, over £12,500 has been raised to support Becky and her family at this difficult time. You can donate to the fundraiser at https://www.facebook.com/donate/1572933906173959/.
UPDATE @ 16:04 – Mr Entwistle appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court via video link this afternoon, but did not enter any formal plea.
The case was adjourned and he will now appear before the Isle of Wight Crown Court on 12th August for the offences of causing serious injury through dangerous driving and failing to stop.
A provisional adjournment on the lesser charges of driving without insurance and driving whilst disqualified has been made until 13th August.
Ben Entwistle has been remanded in custody ahead of his appearance at the Isle of Wight Crown Court next month.