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CAR AND BUS COLLIDE IN GODSHILL

UPDATED: A car has collided with a Southern Vectis bus in Godshill this afternoon (Wednesday). 

The white Skoda Rapid has smashed into the front end of a Southern Vectis Double-Decker bus, which appears to have been stopped at a destignated bus stop on Newport Road.

Police and ambulance crews are in attendance, although at this stage no one is thought to have been seriously injured.

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The road remains open in both directions under Police control.

UPDATE @ 13:30 – An elderly male – the driver of the Skoda – is being cared for by paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. Paramedics are also attending to a woman on board the Route 3 bus.

It is unclear how the incident occurred.

Island Roads are attending the scene to clear debris from the carriageway. Recovery of the vehicles has been arranged.

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UPDATE @ 13:40 – The driver of the Skoda has been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital by ambulance.

Meanwhile, a rapid response paramedic remains with a female passenger on the upstairs deck of the bus. An additional ambulance crew has been called for.

UPDATE @ 14:10 – The injured female has now also been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital for precautionary checks.

Whilst the Skoda has been successfully recovered by Bartletts Service Station, engineers from Southern Vectis are currently ensuring that the bus is roadworthy with the intention of driving the vehicle away.

UPDATE @ 14:30 – Unfortunately, the vehicle is unable to be driven and heavy recovery has been arranged.

Police have now left the scene, although Island Roads remain clearing a spillage from the carriageway.

The road remains open under give and take.

UPDATE @ 15:30 – The incident has now been cleared.

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