BUS COLLIDES WITH PEDESTRIAN

fairleeroadA woman in her sixties has suffered serious injuries after being knocked to the ground by a Southern Vectis bus on the outskirts of Newport this lunchtime.

Emergency services were called to Fairlee Road near to Fairlee Service Station shortly after 11:45 this morning to reports of collision between a double-decker bus and a pedestrian.

The woman, who has not been named, has suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries including a fractured pelvis.

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Fairlee Road was closed by Police and reopened shortly before 14:00.

Traffic in Newport is being described as being at a gridlock due to the continuing one-way restrictions in place on Staplers Road and Fairlee Road.

Thanks to @ScrappySPJ for this photograph of the scene.

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