One dead and 19 injured in major incident in Isle of Wight

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A major incident has been declared and multiple agencies are responding to the incident, including the police, fire, ambulance and air ambulance services.

Sky News reports that at least one person has died and 19 people injured following a bus crash on the Isle of Wight.

Four of the injured people were airlifted to mainland hospitals after the crash, which involved two cars and a bus. Air ambulances have been brought in from nearby counties to help transfer the injured to hospital.

In a statement, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust confirmed: “A major incident was declared at 1.51pm today after a serious road traffic incident took place on Forest Road, Newport, involving two cars and a bus.

“The Isle of Wight NHS Trust can confirm that four people have been airlifted to mainland hospitals and currently 15 patients have been brought into St Mary’s Hospital.”

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