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UPDATED: POLICE, FIRE AND AMBULANCE CREWS RESPOND TO CRASH AT TAPNELL

Emergency services are responding to a crash on Middle Road near Tapnell this morning (Saturday) – the latest in a string of road traffic collisions this week. 

It’s reported that up to 3 vehicles have been involved in the collision on the Newport to Freshwater road.

Police, fire and ambulance crews are currently en-route to the incident, which occurred to the west side of the entrance to Tapnell Farm shortly before 08:40.

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UPDATE @ 09:40 – No one is thought to have sustained any serious injuries in the crash, despite 1 of the vehicles having rolled.

The road is expected to be closed for a while whilst emergency services tend to the injured and clear debris and the wrecked vehicles from the carriageway.

UPDATE @ 10:28 – 2 women have been treated by paramedics following the crash, which involved a Mini and a hybrid vehicle.

Firefighters from Freshwater and Newport worked to isolate the battery technology in the hybrid, which had come to rest on its side after colliding with a Mini.

1 adult female was assisted from the upturned car.

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June
June
3 days ago

I am getting to the stage where I don’t want to drive anywhere on the Island, everyday this week there has been an accident, and fatalities. What is up with the general public’s driving on the Island at the moment? Surely this cannot be blamed on Covid, and I hope all are aware of the new driving rules that come into effect on 29 Jan 2022, especially the one’s concerning pedestrians and cyclists.

Freddie
Freddie
Reply to  June
3 days ago

Yes the new rules will initially leed to more accidents as 99% won’t even know the new rights of cyclists and pedestrians at junctions etc,we will all need be extra vigilant and stick to speed limits and reduce when weather road conditions not good.

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse
Reply to  Freddie
3 days ago

The changes are advisory. They are not ‘musts’ in the Highway Code. There are no actual changes to the law. Good luck to any pedestrian who steps out at a junction in front of a car driver who is already looking in three directions to assert their right to cross.

JDF
JDF
Reply to  Danger Mouse
2 days ago

Really, try telling the Judge that, “well the Highway Code advised this was best practice, but I chose not to follow the advice, I am really sorry they died but it was only advisory so I am not at fault”. Unfortunately in a court of law you will be hung out to dry for ignoring the Highway Code advisory or not, ignore it at your own peril.

Disillusioned
Disillusioned
3 days ago

The already dreadful driving standards on the Isle of Wight just get worse by the day! I’ve always had the view that driving a car, safely, is easy, but then it does require concentration and being aware of what is going on around you…

stephen bushell
stephen bushell
Reply to  Disillusioned
3 days ago

Its not just on the island ,the standard of driving generally has dropped. The the test is not fit for purpose how can sitting in front of a screen for the theory part of the test relate to actual driving. The shortage of traffic police means that there is no fear of being caught so that adds to the problem, there seems to be a lot of cars even new ones that are not fitted with indicators .

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  stephen bushell
3 days ago

I hate the idiots that don’t indicate until its too late, no forward thinking or common sense…

You know the standard of driving on the island is bloody bad, when we read most of the comments.

This demonstrate the mentality our nation has created, no respect for anything or any one…

David Ford
David Ford
3 days ago

Trouble is that part of the road is straight many a time I have been doing between 45-50 mph and cars have overtook me 50 yards before tap elk turn off on one time the car overtaking me nearly hit a car coming out of tapnel there needs to be double white lines along that stretch Somone is going to get killed there one day .nearly every other week the is a crash in this road

Middle Road resident
Middle Road resident
Reply to  David Ford
3 days ago

We live along th

Bronco
Bronco
3 days ago

The biggest problem will be dealing with that upside down electric ⚡️ car

Gruntfuttock
Gruntfuttock
3 days ago

Perhaps the island’s replacement Police Superintendent will take steps so that a proactive Roads Policing Unit will return to the island after years of neglect.

Molly
Molly
3 days ago

The cyclist rule I can see being a safer bet , but the pedestrian rule I’m not so sure It won’t cause problems , example imagine driving down Newport high st wanting to turn left into quay street ,,, just saying .

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  Molly
3 days ago

You slow down and stop !
Pedestrians should always have right of way, whenever and whatever.
If you don’t like it, get out of your metal box and walk.

 

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