VIDEO: TRAFFIC BACKED UP AS CAR CRASHES INTO LAMP POST IN FOGGY CONDITIONS

A road traffic collision between Wootton and Whippingham is causing significant delays during this morning’s rush hour (Monday).

The incident has occurred towards the bottom of Lushington Hill, with traffic backing up onto and around Racecourse Roundabout.

A Peugeot 208 has collided with a lamp post resulting in significant front-end damage.

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Motorists head in and out of Newport and East Cowes face delays and are warned that visibility is poor due to the fog.

UPDATE @ 08:30 – Traffic is starting to ease in the area as Police direct motorists past the scene in both directions.

It appears that just 1 vehicle has been involved in the crash.

UPDATE @ 10:28 – Dashcam footage showing the crash reveals exactly how foggy the area was at the time of impact.

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Ed Down
Ed Down
2 months ago

With the amount of people that didn’t have lights on this morning I’m surprised there weren’t more

Jß.
Jß.
Reply to  Ed Down
2 months ago

Ahlie my bro some dumb guys on my life fam

white top
white top
2 months ago

Drive to the conditions would help.

Very Old Bill
Very Old Bill
Reply to  white top
2 months ago

Straight piece of road, visibility wasn’t that bad, speed too great again

Mercedes Man
Mercedes Man
2 months ago

Another rogue lamppost jumping out in front of people..

fred
fred
2 months ago

If it was so foggy that the driver couldn’t see the road then how did someone take a picture? I was out early, it was a little misty in places. More like on the phone. I’ve seen so many on the phone recently as they pull up to the traffic lights.

TINA
TINA
2 months ago

Well done to the guy in the golf… Hazards on and straight out to help…. Good on you

Sillymilly
Sillymilly
2 months ago

I agree with Ed, I came off the Park Road junction at 07:48 mere minutes after the incident took place and if it wasn’t for a vehicle letting me out I would have probably been hit by an oncoming car due to no-one, not even the lady letting me out the junction in a GREY car, having their lights on. People passing towards Lushington were too busy slowing down to nose at the crash that they were causing even more traffic set backs and potential hazards.

Concerned of Wootton
Concerned of Wootton
2 months ago

Luckily? for the person involved it wasn’t a cyclist or pedestrian they hit.
If it transpires that the driver was driving without due care, then they should consider themselves fortunate it will only be a fine and possible ban.
Where were the police in their roadside van making note of cars without lights on anyway?

Cynical Cathy
Cynical Cathy
Reply to  Concerned of Wootton
2 months ago

It is pretty difficult to hit a lamp post on the pavement whilst driving with due care….

Truth
Truth
2 months ago

What was the difference between this driver and all the other drivers using the same road??…

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
2 months ago

given the number of cars with no lights on gives an indication of the number of cretins on the roads.

Kev
Kev
2 months ago

The visibility is pretty good as the camera shows, this accident could not be due to poor visibility. I drove past just after the incident there was some mist/fog it was no where near very poor driving conditions.

This incident happened for other reason/s, i.e not weather related.

Mop bucket
Mop bucket
2 months ago

Just missed the bus! Clear white line! Not paying attention?

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