16-YEAR-OLD BOY HIT BY VEHICLE IN WOOTTON

Published at:

A pedestrian has been involved in a collision with a vehicle in Wootton this morning (Friday).

Police and paramedics are in attendance on the High Street between New Road and Wootton Bridge.

Island Echo understands that an individual has suffered a potential head injury after smashing into the windscreen of a silver Citroen C3. The car has been moved to a nearby car park.

Article continues below this advertisement

A white van has also stopped at the scene.

Traffic is heavy on the main road between Ryde and Newport whilst emergency services deal with the incident on the Ryde-bound carriageway.

Motorists should avoid the area, diverting via Havenstreet or The Downs.

UPDATE @ 09:30 – The casualty has been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital for further treatment. Their injuries are not being considered life-threatening.

Traffic is starting to flow in the area with the scene now cleared of emergency vehicles.

Article continues below this advertisement

UPDATE @ 14:15 – Police have confirmed that the pedestrian, a 16-year-old boy, failed to look both ways before crossing the road. He stepped into the path of the oncoming car, which was travelling at low speed.

The views/opinions expressed in these comments are solely those of the author and do not represent those of Island Echo. House rules on commenting must be followed at all times.
32 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Dave
Dave
1 month ago

I thought we are still in lockdown… look at all those vehicles, . definitely ‘ESSENTIAL ‘ travel !!

Bob Frapples
Bob Frapples
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Idiot

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

People are still working remember and they are vans in photo.

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Backed up due to accident

Andrea Bedocs
Andrea Bedocs
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Actually it was rightvat achool drop off time so all the parents are driving to and from school then.

Andrea
Andrea
Reply to  Dave
1 month ago

Actually it was right at school drop off time so all the parents are driving to and from school then.

Kostas Quiteabit
Kostas Quiteabit
1 month ago

The trouble is there just aren’t enough crossings for pedestrians in Wooton. They could do with a couple more for all the numpties that don’t know how to cross a road safely…

Jeremy James Hammond.
Jeremy James Hammond.
Reply to  Kostas Quiteabit
1 month ago

Not surprisingly you choose to blame the person who has been hit by the driver, are you a car driver by any chance?

Kostas Quiteabit
Kostas Quiteabit
Reply to  Jeremy James Hammond.
1 month ago

I blame Thatcher!

Perky
Perky
Reply to  Kostas Quiteabit
1 month ago

Thatcher was great. Stood up to the unions and took no crap. Think of her battle with Scargill. She stood up to his union and told him no. Ended up closing mine with loads unemployed. Tough luck, that’s what happens when you get greedy and want more money. Now they have none.

DickyDaniels
DickyDaniels
Reply to  Jeremy James Hammond.
1 month ago

Unfortunate accident. Quite clearly not the car drivers fault.

Jeremy James Hammond.
Jeremy James Hammond.
Reply to  DickyDaniels
1 month ago

I never made that assumption, unlike the OP.

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Jeremy James Hammond.
1 month ago

The lad didn’t look went crossing the road

Scud .
Scud .
Reply to  Jeremy James Hammond.
1 month ago

It was the pedestrians fault .

Pcw
Pcw
Reply to  Kostas Quiteabit
1 month ago

Calling people numpties?I take it you are not from the said mentioned Village,as you would know how to spell Wootton Bridge.

Kostas Quiteabit
Kostas Quiteabit
Reply to  Pcw
1 month ago

I apologise for the incorrect spelling of your beloved village. I stand by my statement of calling someone a numpty that thinks it is ok to cross the road without looking – while listening to music. It is this entitled thinking that youngsters are taught that will end in disaster one day. They believe that there will always be someone else to blame for their flaws – that someone else should take responsibility for their safety – that they have a God given right to do what they want paid for by someone else because working an honest day’s toil… Read more »

Roger
Roger
1 month ago

Another crossing needed at the bottom of the hill. It’s frequently a nightmare to cross there.

Stu
Stu
Reply to  Roger
1 month ago

Bring back the green cross code man.

Unfortunate timing
Unfortunate timing
Reply to  Stu
1 month ago

Sadly the Green Cross Code man died yesterday 28 November . Dave Prowse RIP.

Stephen63
Stephen63
Reply to  Roger
1 month ago

Exactly, I know that to be true. You get half way across only to be clobbered by vehicles coming the other way.
It’s a dangerous and very busy road.
Let’s hope the boy recovers without lasting effects..

Truth
Truth
1 month ago

Idiot island drivers are driving on pavments now then, don’t let van drivers know or they will do the same thing..

Anonymous
Anonymous
Reply to  Truth
1 month ago

The pedestrian didn’t look both ways and the car was driving at low speeds

Mums with pushchairs
Mums with pushchairs
1 month ago

I hope he makes a full quick recovery poor lad.I dread to think what his poor parents are going threw at this difficult time,and to the rest of you narrow small minded judgemental idiots,GROW UP!!!!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Mums with pushchairs
Kostas Quiteabit
Kostas Quiteabit
Reply to  Mums with pushchairs
1 month ago

Thanks Karen

Bobby Flin
Bobby Flin
1 month ago

It’s time to bring back Tufty, the road safety squirrel,who was instrumental in helping millions of children to learn about road safety.

Wag.wan
Wag.wan
1 month ago

IMAGINE how many cars will be there once Ryde has thousands more homes and we then have a thousand plus built here each year. Vote them OUT

Onabender
Onabender
1 month ago

Imagine what it’s going to be like with the electric cars …you cant even hear them …bring back teaching kids the green cross code…
I do hope the person is ok and learns to look both ways from now on.

Last edited 1 month ago by Onabender
The side view
The side view
1 month ago

A very unfortunate and sad incident. A 16 yr old who has suffered some facial injuries needing emergency treatment due to apparently not looking whilst he crossed a busy high street , worried relatives. A driver shocked due to the impact of the teenage lad with the cars windscreen and will probably be traumatised for quite some while and needing the car repaired …. my heart felt wishes to both the injured boy who made an awful decision but incredibly lucky to survive .. thoughts go to the driver to who will undoubtedly be shocked and saddened, luckily driving at… Read more »

Bansko
Bansko
1 month ago

Possibly wearing headphones and in the zone of music AND being a typical half asleep teen in the morning. I’m NOT a teen BUT am always half asleep on my morning walk to work!! I do think this era of headphones in does distract from road attention these days!

Andrea Hehir
Andrea Hehir
1 month ago

I know this young man and he is nothing but kind and considerate. As most will know, we have all been in a position of running late and we have all made mistakes in the process. Please be aware of the impact that unkind, uninformed words can have on others. This has been a traumatic experience for this youngster and i would imagine the driver involved. Please if you have nothing nice to say just keep quiet.

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

Hey Smithy, put your reading specs on… look behind ambulance, long queue of cars.. and across from the police car, and other car, so in fact two maybe three vans..

IOWter
IOWter
1 month ago

I do honestly hope the lad makes a quick recovery but honestly it doesnt matter how busy or quiet a road is LOOK BOTH WAYS AND CROSS ONLY WHEN SAFE!!!

Football Betting Site Betway
 

Join our daily newsletter

News, Traffic & Travel Tweets