UPDATED: 5 VEHICLE COLLISION CAUSES DELAYS ON NEWPORT’S LONG LANE


Emergency services are responding to reports of a 5-vehicle collision on a busy stretch of road in Newport this morning (Tuesday).

Multiple police units are in attendance on Long Lane, just several hundred metres east of the industrial estate, where at least 5 vehicles have been involved in an incident.

A Ford Kuga, 2 Ford Transits, a Peugeot 107, and a Peugeot 206 have been involved in the collision which is thought to have taken place shortly after 10:40.

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Traffic is heavy in the area with long queues stretching back in both directions and motorists advised to take an alternative route into Newport.

Southern Vectis says its Route 8 service will not serve stops between Long Lane and Robin Hill, but will instead divert via Whiterails Road and Briddlesford Road until the road reopens.

UPDATED @ 11:13 – Island Echo has been told that the multi-vehicle pile-up stemmed from 1 driver stopping in the road, kickstarting a chain reaction that saw 4 further vehicles shunt in to the rear of each other.

UPDATED @ 12:56 – The road is now clear in both directions.

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Lord lucan
Lord lucan
12 days ago

So that’s 4 driving without care and attention isn’t that a offence?

white top
white top
Reply to  Lord lucan
12 days ago

Turns out to be only 4 vehicles but definatley 3 who done the shunting should be reported for Careless, obviously travelling to close to each other.

Wise after the event
Wise after the event
Reply to  white top
11 days ago

Look out, this post could be from the 4th man! Definitely spelt incorrectly, the same way as on line of duty. Maybe it wasn’t Ian Buckles.

white top
white top
Reply to  Wise after the event
10 days ago

Oh no, didnt realise the spelling police were about.

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
12 days ago

sounds like the end result of tailgating and poor road awareness

Kostas Quiteabit
Kostas Quiteabit
12 days ago

There is no way the transit drivers are at fault – they normally drive so carefully…

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  Kostas Quiteabit
11 days ago

Ah, true sarcasm!
(now apparently I have to add some useless words to satisfy IE’s idiot bot).

Kev
Kev
12 days ago

Tailgating and speed, this is a standard pass time on the IOW.

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  Kev
11 days ago

Totally agree almost everyday someone will be far to close if I had to do an emergency stop they would be sitting in my back seat ……
I am not a slow driver I drive to the road conditions and traffic flow speed limits etc .
But even in a 30 mph zone they are there trying to make you go faster …why ????
If you are in a rush may I suggest you leave earlier, ,, just a thought …….

Kev
Kev
Reply to  Miss sensible
11 days ago

Spot on Miss SENSIBLE, if we drive to the speed limit and conditions it takes minutes to be hounded from behind.
Terrible dangerous irresponsible driving.

Know it all
Know it all
Reply to  Kev
11 days ago

Yea what is the point of all this reckless driving. Some idiot will overtake you breaking the speed limit, often in a dangerous place. Then you catch up with that moron shortly after they get stuck behind traffic travelling sensibly a few miles further on. Absolutely pointless

Mrs grumpy
Mrs grumpy
12 days ago

Too fast too close!!! When will people learn?

Gorob
Gorob
11 days ago

DONT blame older drivers!!
There are VERY unlikely to be DRUGED UP, LIQUER FULED idiots that want to see how fast they can drive. I see it all the time, very aggressive driving, unsafe and dangerous idiots that desperately need to GROW UP.
The older driver is unlikely to be doing this.
They should raise the driving age limit to 20 and have them pay double insurance for the first 5 years if they drive irresponsibly and are caught.
All these accidents highlighted on the Echo are through young speeding showing offs, drugged up or piss… up.

ink
ink
Reply to  Gorob
11 days ago

No not at all , you forget the elderly GP drunk driving and crashing in old village shanklin , think you will find it covers all ages that are driving

isla wight
isla wight
11 days ago

If you have any dash-cam footage of stupid driving on the island then send it to Hants Snap dash-cam initiative at
https://hants-snap-police.egressforms.com and they will investigate offences of reckless/careless/inconsiderate driving as defined by section 3 of the road traffic act 1988. It’s proved very successful in other forces but not pushed by Hampshire?

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  isla wight
11 days ago

Have to say I am seriously thinking of getting 2 cameras , 1 front and 1 back that way I am covered ….

Mackers
Mackers
Reply to  isla wight
11 days ago

Tried that, footage of a Jeep cutting us up and actually making contact at 38mph… They deemed it not worth their time and told us to follow it up through our insurance. As you mentioned, it’s not pushed here.

Sunshine
Sunshine
11 days ago

Bad drivers. Driving without due care and attention. Though why the hell did someone stop their car on Long Lane? Broken down, well if so, that’s not their fault but if other motorists would SLOW DOWN perhaps they wouldn’t have ploughed into each other. Doh!!!

SRichards
SRichards
11 days ago

Only a fool breaks the 2 second rule

WowjustWow
WowjustWow
11 days ago

Bloody Peugeot drivers…

ron
ron
11 days ago

I was travelling along Long lane as it happened.
The vehicles were all ridiculously close to each other and are all to blame pure rubbish
driving

Lee
Lee
11 days ago

Obviously the motorists were not social distancing

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