Motorist drove wrong way over Mountain

Cones on the Mountain Road

Cones on the Mountain Road

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A local motorist has been intercepted by police driving a car the wrong way up the one-way Mountain Road.

Police had to close the road on Sunday between the Bungalow and the Creg-ny-Baa after a car was spotted being driven against the flow of the traffic from the Creg-ny-Baa towards Ramsey.

Offices confirmed that the motorist was a local resident and they have been reported for prosecution.

In a statement the Constabulary said: ‘We cannot emphasise enough how dangerous this is. The road markings, signs, cones, traffic lights in place are clear enough for everyone to see.

‘The driver of this vehicle will be appearing in court in due course for their actions. The TT Course is one-way only from Barrule Park, Ramsey, to the Creg-ny-Baa.’

A visiting biker was being treated in hospital in the UK after he was seriously injured in a collision with another biker near Joey’s on the Mountain Road.

The crash near the 26th Milestone at about 4.40pm on Sunday involved a black Honda CBR900 being ridden towards Douglas by a man from Suffolk and a black Honda CBR600 ridden by a man from Gosport.

The rider of the first motorcycle received serious injuries and was taken to Noble’s Hospital where he was subsequently transferred to a hospital in the UK.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact police headquarters on 631212.

Meanwhile, police say a biker caught doing well over twice the speed limit is from the island, and not a TT visitor.

On Saturday, officers revealed they’d stopped a motorcyclist who was doing 135mph in a 60 zone and renewed appeals for people to ride safely.

Sergeant Will Moffatt confirmed the man is local and will appear in court soon.

In a statement, he said: ‘A number of road users have been dealt with for breaking the law and putting others at risk. This includes one local motorcyclist who was caught riding his machine at 135mph in a 60mph speed limit. The rider is being dealt with and will appear before a court very soon. Our message is simple - ride and drive safely, in accordance with the law and do not put yourself but more importantly others in danger. If you do, you can expect to be dealt with accordingly and it may cost your driving licence or worse.’

The Mountain Road between Ramsey and the Bungalow was closed for two hours yesterday afternoon (Monday) following two separate incidents at the Black Hut, one involving a serious collision.

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