VAN ON ROOF CLOSES ST GEORGES ONE-WAY SYSTEM

St Georges Way in Newport has been closed as a result of a van flipping onto its roof following a collision with a Ford Focus ST this evening (Wednesday).

Emergency services are currently on scene at the junction of Furlongs, where the collision has resulted in a Suzuki Carry van coming to rest on its side.

Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are assessing the male occupants of the vehicles involved, although no one is thought to have sustained any serious injuries.

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Police are also on scene and have closed the busy main road, which is currently one-way due to the roadworks taking place.

The road has been closed from the exit of Coppins Bridge meaning motorists are having to divert via either Staplers Road and Down End or Pyle Street/South Street/Nodehill.

Traffic heading into Newport remains unaffected, following the existing one-way system.

UPDATE @ 21:23 – 1 male has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving, Island Echo can reveal.

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Read more at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/drug-driving-arrest-following-2-vehicle-crash-in-newport/.

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Sharon
Sharon
1 year ago

What on earth is it with all these cars ‘flipping’ on roofs lately. Says a lot about people driving over here!

Drugs cause mayhem.
Drugs cause mayhem.
1 year ago

Another drug driver ?
If guilty they should be jailed.
Fines , bans and suspended sentences do not deter such morons.
If over the limit hopefully the vehicle will not be insured !!

MC hammer
MC hammer
Reply to  Drugs cause mayhem.
1 year ago

To many coke heads,end of, tis the fashion,

Sunshine
Sunshine
1 year ago

Drugs have quite obviously become a big problem here. Something should be put in place at the ports So this filth doesn’t even get onto the island. The time the police are spending on ‘drug crime’ takes them away from other areas and issues, which is wrong.

Tleaf
Tleaf
1 year ago

I’m thinking that we’ve never had so many cars ‘flipped on roof’ ….has anyone else noticed it seems to be since Island Roads have been resurfacing our roads? Look at the edges, the camber and the general state in some quite dangerous spots

white top
white top
Reply to  Tleaf
1 year ago

It has nothing to do with island roads its to do with island drivers which is the worst i have ever witnessed. If you cant drive safely and tothe conditions then stay off the roads.

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
Reply to  Tleaf
1 year ago

There is no excuse for moronic driving.

Just drive to the road conditions even if the road is in a bad state!

Dangerous Brain
Dangerous Brain
Reply to  Tleaf
1 year ago

I’m not sure when Island Roads took over but one of my own Facebook posts refers to the problem of cars flipping over as far back as 2011. And no doubt it was a “thing” before that. It’s clearly an issue though. Why so many over here? Hard to say. Is it such a problem elsewhere? I don’t know. Should we try and find out? Of course!!

Erick
Erick
1 year ago

Shame the person who caused the accident isn’t named and shamed. Scum bags, complete disregard for the safety of other road users, thankfully he didn’t harm anybody.

Gregg
Gregg
Reply to  Erick
1 year ago

He? Come on now old boy get with the times, you can’t just assume someone’s gender.

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
1 year ago

Driven like the clown cars in a circus.

About time these morons found out black down & blue up.

Bob Dinosaur T-Rex
Bob Dinosaur T-Rex
1 year ago

I’m no van driver but for sure, that is not how you drive them.

 

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