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UPDATED: SERIOUS CRASH IN WHICH VEHICLE HAS OVERTURNED CLOSES DOWNS ROAD

4855e62d4658eed395bd05ffa9f7754bA serious, life-threatening crash which has seen 1 vehicle overturn and another become wedged underneath a trailer has led to the closure of The Downs in both directions this morning (Saturday).

Police, firefighters and paramedics are all on scene between the junctions of Brading Down Road and Knighton Shute.

Island Echo understands that a 4×4-type vehicle towing a trailer has come to rest on its side, with the trailer colliding with a car travelling in the opposite direction. The car has also partially left the road, whilst the 4×4 has come to rest across the carriageway.

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The incident happened at around 11:25.

2 fire appliances and a Rescue Support Vehicle – from Newport and Ryde – are in attendance alongside multiple resources from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area with local diversions in place.

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UPDATE @ 12:15 – The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance has responded to the incident, indicating the severity of the injuries sustained. It has touched down in a field adjacent to the crash.

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A local critical care paramedic and critical care doctor are also on scene, alongside 2 paramedic crews.

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UPDATE @ 14:45 – The driver of the 4×4 has now been taken to St Mary’s Hospital by land with minor injuries.

Meanwhile, another person has been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with serious injuries. Read more at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/badly-injured-driver-airlifted-to-hospital-after-trailer-smash-on-the-downs/.

The Downs is expected to remain closed for several hours with the specialist Collision Investigation Unit from the mainland called in.

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UPDATE SUNDAY – It has been confirmed that a 77-year-old woman from Newport died at the scene of yesterday’s crash, with a 40-year-old man from Newport airlifted to hospital.

Read more at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/taxi-passenger-killed-and-driver-seriously-injured-in-downs-trailer-crash/.

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Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
1 month ago

Kent & Sussex Air Ambulance there as well?

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Helen Highwater
1 month ago

Wind ya neck in , nowt ta do with you.

KDawg
KDawg
1 month ago

Was on the way back from a swimming lesson for my son when I saw this. Almost no room on the road above the Brading turnoff, me and others in the hedge to allow fire truck and unmarked police through. Took 45minutes extra to get home via brading. Mad how the crashes on the downs road always happen to be on the straight!

THEY DRIVE TOO FAST ON IW
THEY DRIVE TOO FAST ON IW
1 month ago

Unless speeding, how do vehicles turn over!

Measures need to be put in place to STOP motorists speeding.

I was driving through Niton yesterday afternoon and an IDIOT on a
Motorbike went whizzing by at a crazy speed!

Until there are strict rules put in place, our roads will NEVER be safe!!

Mad island
Mad island
Reply to  THEY DRIVE TOO FAST ON IW
1 month ago

Uneven load, tyre blow out, lots of reasons why it could happen. I’d put my money on the trailer as the cause for the vehicle ending up on its side.

I know you Bob the Builder
I know you Bob the Builder
Reply to  THEY DRIVE TOO FAST ON IW
1 month ago

Absolutely ignorant and uninformed comment. You can roll a car at 15mph, so by your presumption we should all be travelling slower than that.
Whilst I agree speeding occurs, that is on a straight piece of national speed limit road. If neither a medical or mechanical episode, it won’t be speed judging where it took place.

Just because some morons drive like it’s Le Mans, the islands current speed limits are perfectly safe and manageable if you are not either a moron or incompetent behind the wheel.

ExtraD
ExtraD
Reply to  THEY DRIVE TOO FAST ON IW
1 month ago

Trailer possibly wider wheelbase than towing vehicle? Maybe caused it to clip the verge? Or possibly smack and crack.

Nige
Nige
Reply to  ExtraD
1 month ago

I have seen so many morons speeding with trailers being towed
along narrow country lanes.
Should be against the law to tow a trailer unless
experienced.

Island wide
Island wide
Reply to  THEY DRIVE TOO FAST ON IW
1 month ago

Reason why some people speed is because of the
Slow generation

The ones who do
22mph the whole way up beepers shoot

They have nothing else to do in life than potter under 30

D. Routledge
D. Routledge
Reply to  Island wide
1 month ago

With an attitude like that I would recommend you see a vet and get put down when you are over 40, if you are not there already, after all you are useless and shouldn’t be alive according to you.

Dan Gleeballs
Dan Gleeballs
Reply to  THEY DRIVE TOO FAST ON IW
1 month ago

It’s not so much the speed, it’s the poor driving skills of so many more mature drivers on the Island.

DFL Gary
DFL Gary
1 month ago

Over half the Islands Emergency services attending one incident,
nothing else to do on the island!

Doesn’t happen on the mainland.

it's me
it's me
Reply to  DFL Gary
1 month ago

Is this based on your vast experience of attending RTCs? Pretty standard PDA (Pre Determined Attendance) for RTC Persons Trapped especially due the severity of this one. I spent over 30 years attending RTCs on the mainland so I know what I’m talking about!!!

emily bailey
emily bailey
Reply to  DFL Gary
1 month ago

And you have nothing else to do other than moan about it hahahah, get a grip

Badger
Badger
Reply to  DFL Gary
1 month ago

Someone has been seriously injured, so why don’t you wind your neck in?

Also-ran
Also-ran
1 month ago

Sadly despite Camera technology becoming cheap, this council prefer to have no deterrent to speeding cars.

This is peoples lives, and future well being being ignored just for the sake of spending a few hundred thou, on more cameras on roads.

The cost of treating the unfortunate victims will run into far more than that, and the pain, worry, anguish and anger from injured or, worse, those left with a deceased loved one to bury is nothing compared. Odd HMG can afford to allow in a daily flotilla but can’t look after the people already here safely anymore.

No use relying on selfish drivers to Police themselves, FIT MORE CAMERAS NOW.

Sorry for the victims, but sadly they won’t be the last unless action is taken.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse
Reply to  Also-ran
1 month ago

Yes please flog me more. Sadist.

BOB BAILEY
BOB BAILEY
Reply to  Also-ran
1 month ago

Why fit more cameras most cars have devices that warn you of speed controls.

Isacc, Mike's brother.
Isacc, Mike's brother.
Reply to  Also-ran
1 month ago

The other article on this site, said the trailer came into contact with the front of another car. It appears then, that one of the vehicles,or part thereof, was on the wrong side of the road. No mention of speed. Hope all casualties are ok.

Counterpoint
Counterpoint
Reply to  Also-ran
1 month ago

How will “more cameras” prevent 4×4 farm machinery from having their trailer flip, and wipe out a load of cars?

Dingo Doodle
Dingo Doodle
Reply to  Also-ran
1 month ago

How do you know speed was the cause of the accident? Were you there? Or is this just another know nothing busybody guessing ? Please enlighten us with your knowledge!

Stephen Reynolds
Stephen Reynolds
Reply to  Also-ran
1 month ago

Ridiculous blaming speed all the time it’s really poor judgment by drivers that’s the problem

Common sense
Common sense
Reply to  Also-ran
1 month ago

Was speeding mentioned. Seems more like a jack knife.
Get back to travelling at least 10mph below the speed of traffic, while moaning you sad sod.

Island wide
Island wide
Reply to  Common sense
1 month ago

I wish they would do 10mph under more like they set the speed they like and don’t change for any different speed increases

Rob Farley
Rob Farley
1 month ago

Couldn’t they train a Collision Investigation Team on the island ?This would save time and money and possibly be a full time position the way driving standards have deteriorated on the island.

Smithy Digweed
Smithy Digweed
1 month ago

All the comments ! Does anyone know speeding was the cause? Unless you know don’t make assumed comments.

Mr Jones
Mr Jones
1 month ago

When Labour take control of the island
they will roll out 20mph islandwide like they have
done in Wales and London
THAT WILL STOP CAULKHEADS SPEEDING
it will save lives and not overwhelm the NHS
Speeding kills

martin
martin
Reply to  Mr Jones
1 month ago

Wise up… 20mph limits in wales are all getting cancelled.Keep up m8.

Island wide
Island wide
Reply to  Mr Jones
1 month ago

Probably the stupidest comment I’ve heard
The driving speed on the island is
So slow
Go to the mainland and go on the a3
Our dual carriage way is a joke

People won’t move out the fast lane just rather sit at 40 and be happy in both lanes
When they should be progressing to the speed limit
The speed on the national speed limits is slow
Everything is slow paced
I don’t get these speeding comments

Have you ever touched foot on the mainland
On the a3 you will have 10 cars
Cursing past at over 95 happily
On the island lucky to do 50 on the dual

I know you Bob the Builder
I know you Bob the Builder
Reply to  Mr Jones
1 month ago

No, it wouldn’t. As in Wales, it will get totally ignored and they would be forced to revoke it as they have in Wales. Baring in mind that vast amount of drunk/drug drivers on the Island, cars with no MOT or insurance etc that the police don’t have the resource to deal with, you think the handful of road units will do absolutely anything about a retarded 20mph limit that would be unenforceable ?
Sit at Coppins Bridge for 10 and stand outside the police station and count the cars jumping red lights. Personally I’d rather they went after those that break the law rather than complain about those of us that can actually drive at the current speed limits perfectly safely and with competence.

James
James
1 month ago

For a small island there are far too many accidents.
It’s about time IW Council addressed this issue
and make our Roads safe for everyone.

surfingwithsharks
surfingwithsharks
Reply to  James
1 month ago

our roads cannot cope with the increased population, this never happened years ago so why now with better engineered cars and road surfaces..the roads are safe its the volume of cars thats not…

IsleoWill
IsleoWill
1 month ago

I’m sure the family of the deceased will appreciate all the considered, insightful comments here

 

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