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SCHOOL BUS CRASHES INTO 2 VEHICLES IN VENTNOR


A school bus has ploughed into the back of a van in the middle of Ventnor this morning (Tuesday).

The single decker Vectis Blue bus has crumpled the red Vauxhall on Victoria Street in the town, where significant damage has also been caused to a Ford C-Max. Another vehicle, a Kia Picanto, also appears to have been damaged as a result of the crash.

It is unclear at this moment in time what has caused the crash, whether or not anyone has been injured and if any school children were on the bus at the time of the incident.

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It’s thought both the van and the car were parked when the collision occurred at just before 08:30.

Southern Vectis have been approached for a comment.

UPDATE @ 08:54Island Echo understands that a number of school children were on board the vehicle at the time of the crash, but initial indications are that there have been no reported injuries.

Emergency services including Police, fire and ambulance crews are now on scene and the road has been closed.

Southern Vectis say their Route 3 buses will not be serving Boots for the time being but will instead depart from Ventnor central car park (Tesco).

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UPDATE @ 12:30 – Southern Vectis have issued a statement on this morning’s incident.

Richard Tyldsley, Southern Vectis’ general manager, has said:
“I can confirm a Southern Vectis school bus was involved in a collision this morning in Ventnor. There are no current reports of injuries to the children on-board.
“The passenger escort did sustain minor injuries, and was treated by paramedics at the scene. We are following their progress closely and wish them well.
“Those on-board were transported onwards by a replacement vehicle, and the bus is being removed by our engineers.
“The safety of our drivers, passengers and other road users is hugely important, and we are carrying out an immediate investigation into the circumstances behind the incident.”

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Gemma Spiers
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Gemma Spiers

Oops!

Joe Blogs
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Joe Blogs

Left hand down a bit.

Golly
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Golly

What happen to the driver then??

Dave
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Dave

I’m sure the large number of people waiting outside Boots at 12noon would have appreciated a notice on the bus stand telling them that they needed to go to Tesco!

Simon Hilton Dale
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Simon Hilton Dale

My car got written off last week in the same place by a bus, Think they need to change the route…..or driver!

George
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George

More bad driving on the I o w

John Tonkinson
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John Tonkinson

I was the driver mate, you want a drag race down staplers or fairlee, put ya money where ya mouth is mate

George
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George

Idiot

George
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George

Should have gone to specsavers

Fred Nurke
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Fred Nurke

What sort of answer is that?
If I had been the driver, I would be keeping my head down, rather than making incoherent comments like that.

John Tonkinson
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John Tonkinson

Fred your name literally rhymes with something

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