A man has escaped serious injury after the vehicle he was driving – a purple Skoda on Beeper Shute near Ryde – left the road and ploughed into a tree just after 8.15pm on Sunday evening ( February 12).
Emergency services rushed to the scene and closed off the notorious accident black spot that has claimed the lives of many over the years.
Emergency workers said that the man had an ‘extraordinarily’ lucky escape from the collision
Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue services sent two fire appliance from Ryde to the incident.
Firefighters stablised and secured the vehicle before using cutting equipment to free the trapped driver. The man in his 20’s was freed and taken to St Mary’s hospital by ambulance in Newport.
It is understood that the driver, a local man, underwent a brain scans to rule out any serious injuries following the collision.
The road remained closed until just after 12.30 to aid recovery and collision investigation work by officers from the Island Roads Policing.
Local bus services were put on diversion and were sent via Carpenters Road due to the closure.