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Man killed in road crash on the Isle of Wight
5:54pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
AN ELDERLY man has been killed in a road crash this morning.
The 91-year-old was driving ablue Ford Fiesta when it was in collision with a black Volkswagen Polo being driven by a 54-year-old woman.
Police officers believe one of the vehicles was overtaking a school bus which had pulled in to let passengers on.
Emergency services were called at 8.37 following the collision on the Newport Road near Freshwater, known to locals as Middle Road, on the Isle of Wight.
He was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10.45am.
Next-of-kin of the deceased man are currently in the process of being notified.
No pupils on board the bus were injured and were transferred by another bus to their school.
The road remains closed at this time but is due to be reopened shortly. Sergeant Dave Sanderson, senior investigating officer, said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience to locals whilst the road has been closed but it is essential for a thorough investigation to be carried out into this very serious collision.
“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident and can help us establish a clear picture of the circumstances.”
Anyone with information is urged to call 101 and ask for Sgt Sanderson at Shanklin Roads Policing Unit, quoting Operation Doppio.
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