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UPDATED: SERIOUS HEAD-ON CRASH CLOSES MAIN ROAD THROUGH HAVENSTREET

A6154ea7894940b666c4cba6e16e868bA serious road traffic collision involving 2 cars, which have both partially left the carriageway, has forced the closure of the main road through Havenstreet tonight (Wednesday).

The incident has occurred on the bend by The Little Cow Shed at the top end of the village.

Multiple police, fire and ambulance crews are in attendance having been called out shortly before 20:45.

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Island Echo understands 2 white cars have collided head-on and have come to rest off the road – on the verge of a drop into the field below.

The road is closed at the junction with Firestone Copse Road and is expected to remain closed for several hours.

UPDATE @ 21:15 – The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service has 3 ambulance crews, a rapid response paramedic and an operational commander on scene tending to at least 3 injured casualties.

The extent of their injuries is unclear at this time.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has 3 appliances from Ryde, Newport and East Cowes in attendance.

Access to Firestone Copse Road is now blocked. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

UPDATE @ 22:30 – The driver of a Vauxhall Corsa has been arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving offences.

The road is expected to remain closed for the foreseeable.

Read more at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/driver-arrested-as-3-elderly-people-injured-in-head-on-crash-in-havenstreet/.

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ExtraD
ExtraD
3 months ago

“Multiple police, fire and ambulance crews are in attendance having been called out shortly before 20:45.”

Emergency services presumably arrive after a few minutes, then that information is relayed onwards.

And published by 20:53, fast.

Last edited 3 months ago by ExtraD
Robot
Robot
Reply to  ExtraD
3 months ago

Keep old people farts off the road. Probably reading a book and not looking.

Chrissie
Chrissie
Reply to  Robot
3 months ago

Hello Robot, the old people farts who were badly injured in this accident caused by a selfish, uneducated person, were and hopefully still are, hard working people. They may be described as pensioners, but to your mind that is a old, unable elderly person. These people were kind, caring members of Binstead who deserve a Birthday dinner out after working hard all of their working lives! I.e. 15 to 67!! (I.e. means for example)

Kev Chase
Kev Chase
Reply to  Robot
3 months ago

Get your facts right sunshine .The older people were hit by an idiot driving like a prat and allegedly under the influence of drugs . In your tiny world i take it driving like that is o.k . On a personal note the injured people are good friends of mine !!!!!!

Iain Bacon
Iain Bacon
3 months ago

More classic IOW driving

Verity
Verity
3 months ago

Let’s hope all the innocent are ok, and the guilty, if any, are paying the full price. Words, signs, and warning are not enough for some. Severe pain, life time disability may be the only way some will ever be made to think, but that is what they risk to the innocent drivers and pedestrians every day of their selfish lives.

J S
J S
3 months ago

There are far too many Numpty’s who overtake and cause such accidents.
I pray the elderly persons are ok.
The guilty party should be imprisoned.

Anyone caught overtaking a vehicle and driving on the wrong side of the
Road should receive an immediate prison sentence.

The only vehicles who should overtake are Emergency services vehicles that are
attending an accident etc.

Chrissie
Chrissie
3 months ago

Robot, apologies, e.g. not I.e.

Lemon squeezey
Lemon squeezey
3 months ago

Probably a young inexperienced person hopefully not off their head on drugs or alcohol. But most likely was…. sad story these days, unfortunately true.
I’m scared to go out driving unless I really must these days. Anyone is at risk when these idiots are on the roads!

 

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