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TAXI PLOUGHS INTO BUNGALOW IN EARLY HOURS CRASH


Emergency services were called when a taxi crashed into the corner of property in Lake in the early hours of this morning (Sunday).

A Ford Mondeo estate left the carriageway and ploughed into the corner of a bungalow on James Avenue – off Green Lane – shortly after 04:00. The occupant(s) fled the scene.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called in the interests of safety as it was discovered that a gas supply had been struck. Engineers from SGN were requested to attend the incident to make the scene safe.

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Police also attended but were unable to locate the driver of the taxi.

It is understood that the vehicle had been stolen.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has told Island Echo:

“We were called at 4.15am following reports of a car which had collided with a house on James Avenue. The car was a Ford Mondeo.

“There was no one inside the car when officers arrived. There are no reports of any injuries.

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“Enquiries are ongoing”.

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Phil mccavity
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Phil mccavity

More bad driving on the I o w

Phil mccavity
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Phil mccavity

More bad driving on the I o w

Darren Street
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Darren Street

Very odd, when someone steals a car they usually try their hardest to be conspicuous NOT steal a taxi !!! Very odd circumstances !! I smell a rat !

Just Saying
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I think the word you are looking for is inconspicuous

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