SUSPECTED DRUG DRIVER ARRESTED AT SCENE OF RYDE CRASH


A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving following a head-on crash which has injured 3 people in Ryde this evening (Saturday).

As first reported by Island Echo, emergency services responded to East Hill Road at around 18:10 following reports of a collision involving 2 vehicles – a red Nissan Micra and a black Mercedes-Benz B Class.

Fire crews from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were mobilised to the scene and worked alongside paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service to free 2 people medically trapped inside their car.

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A third casualty was treated at the kerbside further up the road.

It has been confirmed to Island Echo that 1 male – the driver of the Nissan – has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving. Police have also searched the car for any drugs contained within.

All 3 casualties have been transported to St Mary’s Hospital by ambulance for further assessment and treatment.

East Hill Road remains closed whilst recovery of both vehicles is arranged, although the road is expected to re-open shortly.

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Firefighters have used a spill kit to soak up oil from the Mercedes, which came to rest some distance down the road from the point of impact – only being stopped by the pavement.

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J s
J s
14 days ago

I swear the driving standards have gone down hill not only because of drugs or drink I had some idiot today at the lights on beaper Shute they decide that they would couldn’t be bothered to drive behind other vehicles so used the right hand lane to go straight on nearly taking out the vehicle it was so desperate in front of. If the person reads this then drive properly before you kill someone and it’s not ok to do double the speed limit

Aykut Ryde London
Aykut Ryde London
14 days ago

Surprise that car not on roof like all other now a day

Tony
Tony
14 days ago

Appreciate that drugs were the major factor here, but I wouldn’t mind betting that the position of those small road works with cars parked directly opposite is a contributing factor. I have passed them three times today and people just didn’t know what they were doing or realise that those going up the hill have priority.

IOWter
IOWter
14 days ago

How some people pass there driving test I do not know, it’s ridiculous.

Terry G
Terry G
13 days ago

This another example of why it’s always a good idea to make sure you are insured against getting hit by an uninsured driver because there is no way his insurance company are going to cough up, and it’s going to be a very expensive bill. If he was high, make an example of him.

ian johnson
ian johnson
13 days ago

By the looks of the damage caused to those 2 cars, I wouldn’t think that they were sticking to the speed limit, either. Head on at 30mph means a closing speed of 60 mph, that looks like it was higher than 60mph.


The voice of season
The voice of season
Reply to  ian johnson
11 days ago

Not at all….crumple zones did their job as designed.
Speed not always a factor….lack of ability on the other hand is!

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