UPDATED: 3 INJURED IN 2-CAR HEAD-ON CRASH IN RYDE


Emergency services are attending a serious head-on road traffic collision in Ryde this evening (Saturday), resulting in the closure of a busy main road.

East Hill Road has been closed in both directions between the Esplanade and the junction with Alexandra Road.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is in attendance alongside the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police.

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UPDATE @ 18:55 – 2 vehicles have been involved in the crash – a Nissan Micra and a Mercedes-Benz.

Fire crews are currently working alongside paramedics to help free a male passenger from 1 of the vehicles involved, as well as the driver of the same vehicle. They are both said to be medically trapped.

Another casualty is being tended to further up the road on the pavement.

It has been confirmed that 3 casualties have been injured in this evening’s crash.

The incident appears to have occurred at a pinch point in the road, where temporary traffic management has been set up directing motorists around a coned off area approximately 3/4s up the hill.

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UPDATE @ 20:221 male has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving, Island Echo can reveal.

Read more on this story and see new photos at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/suspected-drug-driver-arrested-at-scene-of-ryde-crash/.

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Rebel 1
Rebel 1
13 days ago

Hope everyone is ok. But I’m not surprised as that rd has become a hazard ever since people have started parking on the rd.
I really don’t see the need to park on the rd as every property down there has adaquate off rd parking.
But instead of parking off rd everyone has to play Russian roulette as the cars coming round from appley rd come at speed not realising the width of the rd is narrowed significantly by the parked cars.
Come iwc and island rds let’s have yellow lines installed to make it safe once again.

Derek
Derek
Reply to  Rebel 1
12 days ago

Cars parked on the road should slow the traffic down. The problem is the drivers who always seem to be in a hurry. Putting yellow lines down the road will only enable these idiots to drive faster. They obviously have no regard for speed limits. Drink and drug driving is dangerous and irresponsible. I just hope those involved in the incident make a full recovery.

billyboy
billyboy
13 days ago

What is the term only used by Island Echo “medically trapped” actually mean?

magical mag
magical mag
Reply to  billyboy
12 days ago

is it trapped by their own body ?
hope they will all have a speedy recovery

Bob sel
Bob sel
12 days ago

Should of been traffic lights there ! I nearly had an accident there earlier. Island roads get a grip with these contractors!!!!!

John ebdon
John ebdon
Reply to  Bob sel
12 days ago

It’s a 30 mph road. No need for traffic lights. Clear visibility and signs. Doing drugs and driving a car might have been a contributing factor, maybe?

TINA
TINA
12 days ago

I hope that all involved are ok. We got stuck at those traffic lights the over day and a car came flying around the corner and nearly went into the back of us. Luckily driver was on their brakes quick .

Lee
Lee
12 days ago

This is a very dangerous Road due to Vehicles parking on the side of the Road and vehicles drive too fast along this Road.
Many vehicles do not wait until vehicles pass by, due to driving round parked vehicles.
I was driving up this Road a few weeks ago and a van caught my mirror
He should have waited behind the parked vehicles.
I was driving up from the esplanade, he was going down and had vehicles parked on his side of the road.
No one waits nowdays.

Fred
Fred
12 days ago

Nothing’s going to make roads safe while there’s drink / drug drivers. Unfortunately innocent victims are now becoming involved.

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