MOTORCYCLE AND CAR COLLIDE AT DOWNEND FORCING CLOSURE OF LONG LANE

Emergency services are attending a road traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a car on Long Lane in Newport this afternoon (Thursday).

Several police units and an ambulance officer are at the scene, approximately 250 metres before the Downend roundabout near Robin Hill, where a dark grey Kawasaki motorbike and a blue Renault Megane have collided.

The motorcyclist is currently being assessed by paramedics for any significant injuries following the incident, with a large impact mark visible on the windscreen of the car involved.

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Southern Vectis has tweeted to say it’s Route 8 service is delayed due to the incident.

UPDATE @ 12:02 – It is not thought that the motorcyclist has sustained any serious injuries during the incident, despite the large amount of damage caused to both vehicles.

Island Echo has been told by a nearby resident that the Renault was overtaking another vehicle on the semi-blind bend at the time of the impact.

Recovery for the vehicles is being arranged and the road remains closed between Downend and Buckbury Lane at this time.

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UPDATE @ 13:24 – The road has now reopened following the incident and the recovery of both vehicles.

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Ventnormum
Ventnormum
12 days ago

Best wishes to the motorcyclist who would seem to be the innocent party here, judging by the witness report and the fact that the car is on the wrong side of the road.

Callum Fry
Callum Fry
12 days ago

why was the car overtaking in the first plase

Nwo
Nwo
Reply to  Callum Fry
12 days ago

Hope the rider recovers..To be fair the road goes into 2 carriageways there so may be of been going into lane, cant see any reason to overtake there

deano
deano
Reply to  Nwo
11 days ago

I think you are thinking of a different part of the road. The accident looks like it is right outside a house , which is on a blind bend just past the robin hill roundabout , going into Newport down Long Lane.

Tim C
Tim C
12 days ago

Poor motorcyclist, hope he’s okay. One minute cruising the open road, the next faced with car coming head on.
What kind of moron overtakes through a set of blind corners. Absolutely unthinkable stupid behaviour and I hope a judge comes down as hard as he can on that driver.

Ramessese II
Ramessese II
12 days ago

Just another case of terrible IOW drivers. They are the worst drivers ever.

Sim,eon
Sim,eon
Reply to  Ramessese II
12 days ago

Idiot

Stu
Stu
Reply to  Ramessese II
11 days ago

Do we no if it’s an iow driver

Me me
Me me
Reply to  Ramessese II
11 days ago

Wot a thing to say .why even bother to comment Mr or Mrs perfect like to see your perfect driving

Oakwood
Oakwood
12 days ago

Unacceptable overtaking on any bend without clear access & visible views, what a complete idiot who did this !

Oakwood
Oakwood
12 days ago

What if you had your Children in the car, I am incensed that anyone who performed this highly dangerous manoeuvre should not be allowed to ever drive again ! Now wait 3 hours for approval !

Easy
Easy
12 days ago

Too many car drivers either cut blind corners, do not look or think.. and overtake on blind bends.. they do not think of a motorcycle , what if it was an e-scooter instead of motorcycle… ?
That should be classed as dangerous driving.. rider was lucky.. this time..! Ban the car driver..

Yvonne Knapp
Yvonne Knapp
12 days ago

might be a mainland driver, they aren’t very clever from my experience.

dot
dot
12 days ago

cars overtake cyclist on bends or drive on the wrong side of the road on the island all the time they don’t think about what’s coming the other way

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  dot
12 days ago

Totally agree with that I have lost count of the number of times I am on a bend and whoosh someone overtaking cyclists on my side of the road !!!!!!.
Patience please …
Just wait until you can see clearly I don’t want to be headline news ……
Meanwhile hope the motor cyclist is OK.
Must have been an awful shock …..
Plus all the inconvenience caused to the motor cyclist insurance work etc .
..

me me
me me
Reply to  Miss sensible
11 days ago

yes i totally agree too, people buy the biggest car and drive in the middle of the road and cut corners
never overtake on a corner or a brow of a hill its not rocket science if you can see clearly don,t do it.
Hope the motorcyclist is OK

Darren Street
Darren Street
12 days ago

Thoughts with all involved…. I hope the motorcyclist makes a quick recovery

Bay Winner
Bay Winner
10 days ago

How awful that luck in life or death so often gives the outcome for motor cycle accidents. The other poor guy who died near Butterfly world sadly never had such a lucky escape.

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