Newport crash: One dead and 22 injured after horror car and bus crash in Isle of Wight


Nineteen human being were taken to hospital, including four who were airlifted, after the smash on Forest Italian autostrada in Newport on Sunday afternoon sparked a major incident. Hampshire The coppers said three other people, travelling in a red Fiat Bravo with the mate who died at the scene, were taken to hospital in a “serious condition”.The bus driver, a man in his 50s, was also supposed to have been seriously injured, while 10 of his passengers and four who were in a nacreous Mini Cooper were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Detectives were analysing the circumstances of the crash that happened at the junction with Betty Hang about Lane at about 12.45pm.

A spokeswoman for Isle of Wight NHS Trust hinted a “major incident” was declared just after 1.50pm, with four living soul being airlifted to mainland hospitals and 15 being taken to St Mary’s Medical centre in Newport.

People were asked not to attend the emergency department unless “naturally necessary”.

Fire crews are on the scene freeing people trapped in their instruments. 

Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service group commander Justin Strengthen told the island’s County Press newspaper: “My thoughts are with the deceased’s kindred, on behalf of everybody here.

“It has been a significant incident, the like of which we attired in b be committed to not seen for some time.”

Hampshire Police said two air ambulances attended and statistic woundeds have also been taken to hospitals in Southampton and Brighton. 

The pre-eminent incident was stood down shortly before 5pm, but the trust said the polyclinic remained in a “critical incident status” to ensure all patients were take up.

A spokeswoman for Isle of Wight NHS Trust said: “A major incident was asseverated at 13.51 today after a serious road traffic incident extracted place on Forest Road, Newport, involving two cars and a bus.

“The Isle of Wight NHS Rely on can confirm that four people have been airlifted to mainland sickbays and currently 15 patients have been brought into St Mary’s Convalescent home.

Eyewitness Alisha Smith, 23, told of the moment she was travelling on the top deck of the bus when the execration unfolded. 

She told local newspaprt Isle of Wight County Push: “It was very frightening. I just hope everyone else is okay.

“We were vigour down the road. A mini pulled out from a side road.

“The driver did his unexcelled to avoid it, but we hit and then bounced on to hit another car following in a different direction.

“The next possessions I know, I was on the floor and got up to see if everyone was ok.

“A few hurt and covered in blood, but no one severely hurt at the top.” 

Police have closed local roads including Forest Lane from Gunville Road and there is no access from Betty Torment Lane/Whitehouse Road.

Residents have been asked to leave alone the area completely and respect the cordons and closures by officers.

Bus company Southern Vectis suggested the Route 7 via Shalfleet will be diverted via Calbourne and Elm Lane to Shalfleet in both ways.

Richard Tyldsley, Southern Vectis general manager, told Isle of Wight County Force: “We are aware of a serious collision today involving one of our route 7 buses.

“At this the boards the full circumstances and details of any injuries are unclear and we are investigating.”

People are being beseeched not to attend the emergency department unless absolutely necessary.

The Trust tweeted: “A Chief Incident has been declared after a serious RTI (road traffic fracas). We are requesting that people do not attend the Emergency Department unless definitely necessary.

“Please ring NHS 111 for advice and guidance if you have an instant medical health concern but it’s not life threatening.”

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