MAN IN HIS 50S DIES FOLLOWING ROAD TRAFFIC INCIDENT AT ASHEY

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A road traffic incident has forced the closure of Ashey Road on the outskirts of Ryde this afternoon (Thursday). 

Initial reports suggest that at least 1 vehicle is involved in the incident near Ashey Garage between Smallbrook Roundabout and Green Lane.

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are in attendance and further resources may be required. CPR is being given to an individual, Island Echo is told.

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The road has been closed in both directions and is likely to remain closed for some time. Motorists are diverting locally. Smallbrook Lane has reopened following gas works.

UPDATE @ 16:21 – Sadly, it has been confirmed that a man in his 50s has died after suffering a medical episode at the wheel.

In a statement, Hampshire Constabulary has said:

“We were called at 2.08pm following concerns raised for the welfare of a man who was found unwell in a car on Ashey Road.

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“Despite the efforts of emergency services personnel the man, aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

“The man’s next of kin are aware”.

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Jill
Jill
6 days ago

Condolences to the family xx

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
6 days ago

“Initial reports suggest that at least 1 vehicle is involved”
– seems likely

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Helen Highwater
6 days ago

Helen what does than mean?

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Janesville Read
4 days ago

It means the reporter has said at least 1 vehicle… how could it be less..?

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Helen Highwater
5 days ago

The poor man had a medical episode! Lucky there was no others involved but doesn’t help the poor family with their loss. Be respectful.

Cake lover
Cake lover
6 days ago

Devastating. Condolences to his family. Much love x

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