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LAND ROVER CRASHES INTO PARKED CARS AND OVERTURNS IN EAST COWES


Emergency services are responding to a vehicle rollover in East Cowes this afternoon (Monday). 

A Land Rover Freelander has crashed into a number of parked cars and rolled onto its side on York Avenue, trapping the occupant.

Witnesses say the 4×4 vehicle was travelling the wrong way up the bottom half of York Avenue when the incident occurred at just before 12:45.

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Fire crews from Newport and East Cowes are on scene alongside the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police.

The road has been closed to all traffic.

UPDATE @ 13:40 – 1 male has been extricated from the vehicle by means of a windscreen removal. He has not sustained any serious injuries but is being conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport.

The car has been safely rolled back onto all 4 wheels by firefighters. Recovery has been arranged.

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UPDATE @ 17:20 – A 39-year-old man from East Cowes has been arrested following the earlier collision on York Avenue, Police have confirmed.

It is unknown at this stage what the man has been arrested on suspicion of.

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Golly
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Golly

Good old east cowes!

Sassy
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Sassy

This always happens, cars driving up the wrong way, something needs to be done!!

teljenh
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teljenh

What needs to be done is that drivers pay more attention to the signage.

Martin Ryde
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Martin Ryde

Nothing needs to be done.. Drivers need to pay attention it’s that simple.

Darren appell
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Darren appell

Cars and bikes go the wrong way on that road every day someone will get badly hurt one day there’s loads of signs saying one-way bloody look people. plus lorry’s go very quick down that road there won’t stop in time if someone walks out on the zebra crossing

GCSIOW
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GCSIOW

This has nothing to do with lorries or pedestrian crossings, this has to do with a driver possibly blind or drunk or blind drunk turning against the signs, oh, I think it is a local vehicle, I think I recognise the registration, possibly stupid too, but not a lorry or on the pedestrian crossing!!

Tim C
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Tim C

More stunt driving!….. sorry…. must be a dangerous road. They should install roundabouts, traffic lights, speed humps, cctv, barriers, speed cameras etc etc

Darren Street
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Darren Street

The main thing is no one has been seriously injured, Thoughts with the driver.

James d
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James d

The main thing here is that people’s cars have been damaged by an incompetent idiot who clearly can’t read signs to know it’s a one way road and has always been one. Yeah great he’s not hurt but now people have their cars to get repaired for someone’s stupidity.

Richard collins
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Richard collins

Totally agree James, I hope the people who own the damaged cars don’t need them for work. Having a car written of by some knob who should not be driving can cause significant financial hardship.

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