WITNESS APPEAL AS 2 PEOPLE SUSTAIN SERIOUS INJURIES IN HALE COMMON CRASH

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a single-vehicle collision on Hale Common near Branstone Farm last night (Saturday).

As previously reported by Island Echo, a silver Ford Ka lost control on a downhill sweeping left-hand bend and collided with a tree at around 22:23.

Police, Fire and Ambulance crews were all mobilised to the incident, alongside the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

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The incident occurred near Branstone Farm, between Watery Lane and Branstone Cross. The road was closed for several hours but has since re-opened..

The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 20s, sustained serious but not life-threatening head injuries and was taken to St Mary’s Hospital by land.

A passenger in the vehicle, a woman in her 30s, was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with serious but not life-threatening pelvic and spinal injuries.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen anything. Perhaps you saw the vehicle in the moments leading to the collision or you have dash-cam footage?

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Anyone with information can make contact with Police by calling 101 quoting 44210064737.

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Tony
Tony
2 months ago

Why would they expect evidence, there is supposed to be lockdown.

Know it all
Know it all
2 months ago

Dont know why that road is so dangerous. Many , many accidents between Morison’s, Lake and Arreton Junction. Quite a few fatal. It must be speed, cant think of anything else, well apart from drink drugs etc.
Hope they all recover from this.
There is ANOTHER new housing development that surly must exit out onto this road. I hope they make this as safe as possible

Nwo
Nwo
Reply to  Know it all
2 months ago

The road isn’t dangerous.. it’s not full of pot holes or debris, it doesnt pose a risk to anyone. always blame the roads

Know it all
Know it all
Reply to  Nwo
2 months ago

Ok .The dangerous road bit i could have worded better, But if it doesn’t pose a risk to anyone ,can anyone tell me why so many fatality’s on that stretch. Of course its not full of pot holes and debris. A road can be dangerous and still be in perfect condition . Ok retake I dont know why there are so many accidents on this stretch of road, how’s that.

Moi
Moi
Reply to  Know it all
2 months ago

Typically Idiots & Speed!

ian johnson
ian johnson
Reply to  Know it all
2 months ago

Maybe if the road was better lit, it would be safer. Speed needs to be reduced along there also, 50 mph is too high, given all the sweeps and undulations of that stretch of road.

Pablo
Pablo
2 months ago

Omg these comments? Like an episode of judge Rinder. It’s the material or cheap material theyve used. Its basically crap, zero grip especially in the wet. Been saying it since they started doing our roads. Even islands have hinted at it when relaying the road outside the riding stables out Freshwater owned by the Brown family.

Nwo
Nwo
Reply to  Pablo
2 months ago

You dont need to hit the speed limit on any road , it’s a limit not a goal.. that is why there are so many accidents because our roads aren’t the best but then neither are our drivers, it’s a slippery bend at 60/70 but fine at 40..

I don't b.... believe it
I don't b.... believe it
Reply to  Nwo
2 months ago

No it is not, maybe you need new tyres, slicks are not legal….

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