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parkhurstroadpelicancrossingpedestriancollision6UPDATED: A pedestrian has been involved in a collision with a car on Parkhurst Road, Newport this lunchtime (Wednesday). 

Police and ambulance crews are currently attending the incident outside St Mary’s Hospital. The road has been closed in both directions.

UPDATE @ 12:45 – Hard road closures have been put in place in a northbound direction only by Island Roads at the request of Police, indicating the seriousness of the injuries sustained.

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The road is expected to be closed for several hours.

parkhurstroadpelicancrossingpedestriancollision5One female has been conveyed into the nearby St Mary’s Hospital with what is believed to be serious head injuries.

The vehicle involved, a Honda Jazz, collided with the pedestrian on the pelican crossing which crosses two lanes of traffic. The casaulty has ‘bullseyed’ the windscreen and come to rest on the road several metres in front of the car.

Motorists are advised to divert via Porchfield or the Cowes Floating Bridge. The road remains open in a southbound direction from Cowes to Newport.

Southern Vectis are warning of significant delays to their Route 1 service this afternoon and there are significant delays on Medina Way (northbound).

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parkhurstroadpelicancrossingpedestriancollisionUPDATE @ 13:05 – Forensic collision investigators from the mainland have arrived at the scene.

It is understood the team, who are based in Hampshire, were already on the Island investigating Sunday’s fatal incident on Military Road.

The road remains closed.

UPDATE @ 14:10 – Parkhurst Road has now reopened following the conclusion of a scene examination and recovery of the vehicle.

The casualty remains in hospital.

UPDATE @ 14:55 – The female casualty is said to be in a conscious and stable condition in hospital this afternoon.

hampshireconstabularycrestUPDATE FRIDAY: Police are now appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward.

The 22-year-old woman involved in Wednesday’s collision has been released from hospital having received stitches to cuts and some bruising.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the Isle of Wight Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting 44150348143.

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