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UPDATED: MAN AND WOMAN INJURED IN 3 VEHICLE CRASH NEAR YARMOUTH

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3 vehicles have been involved in a road traffic collision on the main Yarmouth to Newport road this afternoon (Sunday).

The collision has taken place on a 40mph section of carriageway at Bouldnor, just outside of Yarmouth.

Emergency services have been alerted to the incident, which occurred just before 16:40.

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The road is currently blocked in both directions between Victoria Road and The Avenue.

Southern Vectis say that their Route 7 buses will be diverting through Thorley and Wellow to the Horse in Groom until further notice.

UPDATE @ 17:50 – Police and paramedics have now been joined on scene by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.

Crews from Freshwater and Newport have been sent to the incident, alongside a Co-Responder.

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The road is expected to remain closed into this evening as emergency teams works to free at least 1 person trapped inside a vehicle.

UPDATE @ 19:05 – A man and a woman have been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital as a result of the crash involving a Vauxhall Corsa, a Mazda Bongo and a Mini One.

The male was extricated from the Corsa, whilst the injured female freed herself from the Bongo camper van.

Fire crews removed the roof of the Vauxhall to free the male casualty with the assistance of the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, who sent 2 ambulance crews and a duty officer to the scene.

The 2 casualties have now been taken to hospital.

UPDATE @ 20:25 – The road has now re-opened in both directions.

 

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Tom Moss
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Very sorry to read this!
Hope no one was hurt!

Mr c
Mr c
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Corsa driver 4 times over the limit!!!!
Hope he pays

Liv Whelan
Liv Whelan
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My poor Mum was in the Mini. Apparently the policeman said that in his whole career he had never seen someone blow so far over the limit. I am apoplectic! Luckily my Mum is okay, just very shaken but I feel terrible for other people who were hurt.

Seay
Seay
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Needs more hidden Police cameras. As they are so small and cheap, hidden Police speed cameras would rake in tens of thousands each year, might even pay for the running of the useless Police plane.

KEV
KEV
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What we really need is a visible police Force, cut after cut has destroyed a huge amount of trust and belief in the police. Even when there is clear evidence of wrong doing there is little evidence of anyone being brought to justice.

Seay
Seay
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I see by the thumbs down there are a lot of speeders on the Isle then. No small wonder so many accidents. What is the hurry, the Isle is only a few miles long, and if you drove half the speed still get there in no time.

Golly
Golly
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You are a right mong! So shut up!

dom batchelor
dom batchelor
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*you’re

Daemy
Daemy
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“Isle is only a few miles long”.. not from round here are you ?

Bert Chantler
Bert Chantler
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Hope the people are ok.
These accidents are getting far too regular.

Old bean
Old bean
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Hope all ok

Bob Frapples
Bob Frapples
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Got to be the Corona virus causing these accidents

Lewis
Lewis
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Surely it’s about time that all the accident on the island should be looked at why so many surely speed must be a factor

Matt
Matt
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You’re absolutely right Lewis. The island driving mentality just begs accidents, and they happen as a result. I think the roads here give a false sense of security to the unaware. I’m not apportioning blame on this particular accident as I don’t know the details, despite others’ comments on here

John Stitch
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All those emergency service crew standing around in shot
“Look, we’re needed, all 4000 of us!”

Paul
Paul
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How disrespectful, Of course they are needed

John Stitch
John Stitch
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Yeah so they can cream the easy money of drinking tea all day and ocassionally using a giant tin opener

John Stitch
John Stitch
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Wouldn’t be needed at all if the idiots in the crash knew how to drive properly

Clare
Clare
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I’m not shocked anymore, this is the norm now on the island….

Daemy
Daemy
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Maybe it seem that way from the obsessional reporting and of every little bump that happens as if it’s a major event. added to by the constant blame-mongering from people who have no idea of what actually happened.
but RTCs happen everywhere,… the IoW is no worse than anywhere else.

dom batchelor
dom batchelor
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this is irrelevant… cmon chelseaaaaaa

Phil mccavity
Phil mccavity
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More bad driving on the I o w

Mr c
Mr c
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Corsa driver 4 times over the limit !!!!!
Hope he pays

Daemy
Daemy
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“Corsa driver 4 times over the limit !!!!!”
He’s been convicted already ???

if not, you’re just adding to “the constant blame-mongering from people who have no idea of what actually happened”

Mr c
Mr c
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You really are one !!!!!

Mr c
Mr c
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Oh believe me I was there and I have 1st hand he was over the the limit!!!
We’re you there?

dom batchelor
dom batchelor
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“should’ve gone to specsavers”

Baboshka
Baboshka
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As I have mentioned before, our roads are in a mess. If its not potholes, road repairs, Utilities either broke or need replacing, Fiber being laid which puts the road out of action. Then we have the floods and mud on the roads. As if this is not enough, there is very poor signage when there is a diversion when a road is closed. The stress and delays all this causes. Cancellations of appointments, people being late for work and such. Not knowing which way to go because as I stated due to not enough information or signs on the roads. People wonder why there is so much confusion and accidents on our roads.
Yet the icing on the cake, as a driver who is aware of all of the above takes this into account and drive accordingly. So why do I have divvy’s up my arse wanting me to drive faster and in some case exceed the speed limit?
Its a bad cocktail and sooner or later it will and has caused a lot of accidents.
There is some bad drivers on our roads for example I was on my mobility scooter which is legal to be on the roads. Bare in mind folks there are some roads I will not go on because there is no safe place for me to pull over to let vehicles over take me. I also do use roundabouts, imagine it? At times it is safer for me to drive on the roads because are pavements are in such a mess, and the risk of being toppled over is high.
Anyways this day I am on a road that I use a lot when a driver came behind me. There was no cars parked up on either side of the road and easy for him to get past me. But what does he? He gets close up to me and revs his car numerous times. He then speeds up and over takes me, shouting out the window “Get off the F*&^%$g road” I will not repeat what I shouted back to him.

Not only was this very aggressive behavior it was stupid and dangerous and I have never experienced this before since I have had my scooter. Was it because he thought I was an easy target?
It was horrible, bad enough being disabled and a blue badge holder getting the blame for being a burden on society and taking all the resources, I would like to know which ones. Oh and taking parking spaces because of my badge.
We blame and point fingers at each other knowing that the system in broke in many ways. Why do we do this?

Oh on top on my disabilities I am dyslaxic. How ironic we are labeled with a word that most of us cannot spell.

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