UPDATED: VAN COLLISION BLOCKS NEWPORT’S FAIRLEE ROAD AT RUSH HOUR

A collision involving 2 vans has resulted in Fairlee Road becoming blocked in both directions this afternoon (Monday).

The incident has occurred close to the junction with Seaclose Park, just as rush hour begins.

A white van and a blue Ford Transit van have collided head-on with both vehicles sustaining significant damage.

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Southern Vectis Route 5 and 9 buses are diverting via Staplers Road with all motorists having to turn around in the road.

Traffic is said to be gridlocked in the area with queues backing up to St Mary’s junction and towards Racecourse.

UPDATE @ 17:55 – Queues remain in the Newport area as traffic struggles to cope with the closure of Fairlee Road – which has now reopened on a give and take basis.

Traffic approaching the Seaclose junction is being directed by officers and taking it in turns to proceed past the scene in the one open lane.

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The Ford Transit and the Peugeot Partner vans involved in the head on collision have been moved to the grass at the side of the road.

Airbags have deployed in both vehicles, although the extent of any injuries suffered by the occupants of the vehicles is not known.

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has now stood down from the scene having been in attendance to provide scene safety cover.

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Recovery of the vehicles is expected to take place in due course.

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Nomorethoughtpolice
Nomorethoughtpolice
21 days ago

No surprise there then, most van drivers are very aggressive…..we’ve all experienced them trying to park-up in our boot, and forcing us to drive faster.

Me me
Me me
Reply to  Nomorethoughtpolice
21 days ago

Why comment you don’t know what happened and now every van driver is aggressive. terrible comment hope your a good driver

Nomorethoughtpolice
Nomorethoughtpolice
Reply to  Me me
21 days ago

I didn’t say “Every” van driver! I said most, you clearly don’t do much driving not to know what I’ve said is true.

The impact damage to both vehicles says it all really, speed kills, unfortunately people like you live in denial.

Grow up and except reality, vehicles don’t crash themselves, people do!!!.

Ed Down
Ed Down
Reply to  Nomorethoughtpolice
21 days ago

No worse than anybody else

Unknown
Unknown
Reply to  Nomorethoughtpolice
20 days ago

Thank you for your comment I was not speeding I’m on a tracker plus I was in no hurry

JHVF
JHVF
21 days ago

Was one of them on the wrong side of the road or both in the middle ?

Very Old Bill
Very Old Bill
21 days ago

30 mph speed limit, ‘rush hour’ slow-moving vehicles, ‘extensive damage’ what the **** !!

Sue Ridgepipe
Sue Ridgepipe
21 days ago

Both elderly Island drivers. (I know that, because I’ve read on here many times that they are always to blame).

Unknown
Unknown
Reply to  Sue Ridgepipe
20 days ago

Wrong on that one

Henry fitzroy
Henry fitzroy
20 days ago

Both of their mobile phones should automatically be available to show phone logs to tie up with the moment of the crash. This should be a given by law now.

Unknown
Unknown
Reply to  Henry fitzroy
20 days ago

They are more them welcome to have mine last call made 24/9/21 last text sent 12.43 27/9/21 that’s a least 3 hrs befor the crash nothing go hide

Ting tong from tooting
Ting tong from tooting
Reply to  Unknown
20 days ago

Are you sure ? You do protest to much my friend ?

James
James
Reply to  Ting tong from tooting
20 days ago

Dont judge everyone by your own standards my friend

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