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Pensioner who died after crash with school bus is named
2:33pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
A pensioner who died when his car was involved in a crash with a school bus has been named.
William Watson, 93, was driving a blue Ford Fiesta which crashed into school bus and a Volkswagen Polo.
He was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital but was later pronounced dead.
The accident happend at Newport Road, Freshwater, on the Isle of Wight, on Tuesday morning.
Mr Watson, from Golden Ridge, in Freshwater, was known to friends and family as Bill.
In a statement, his family said: “Bill Watson sadly passed away following a collision on the Middle road, Isle of Wight, on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
“He was a loving father to two children, seven grand children and seven great grandchildren.
“Bill enjoyed good health and a happy retirement on the Isle of Wight when he and his late wife Ivy, moved here in 1993 from London.
“He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.”
The 54-year-old woman driving the Polo suffered multiple fractures and remains in a stable condition at St Mary’s Hospital.
Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw any of the vehicles driving prior to it.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Dave Sanderson at Shanklin Roads Policing unit on 101, quoting Operation Doppio.
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