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TWO CARS COLLIDE IN NEWPORT TOWN CENTRE

stjamesrtc2UPDATED: Two cars have collided in Newport Town Centre this afternoon (Friday) prompting a response from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.

A Vauxhall Zafira has collided with the rear of a VW Passat, which has in turn collided with a traffic sign on St James’ Street at the junction with Lugley Street. The incident occurred at around 15:05.

stjamesrtcParamedics are currently on the scene assessing any injuries sustained. One fire appliance from Newport Fire Station is also on the scene alongside Police.

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The road is blocked between Hunnyhill and the High Street, with Southern Vectis Route 1 buses diverting via Coppins Bridge until further notice.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

UPDATE @ 15:50 – Fire crews have now left the scene and returned to station.

Recovery has been arranged for the vehicles involved.

A woman and two children travelling in the Vauxhall have escaped injury.

 

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