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Investigations into cause of fatal Isle of Wight crash underway

Photo: Island Echo

Investigations are underway into the cause of a fatal crash on the Isle of Wight.

A woman, in her 60s, died and 22 others were injured in the collision between two cars and a double-decker bus.

Nineteen people had to be taken to hospital - 15 casualties taken to St Mary's Hospital on the island, while four others were airlifted to mainland hospitals.

The collision happened on Forest Road in Newport on Sunday afternoon.

Hampshire Police said three people, who were travelling in a red Fiat Bravo with the woman who died, are in a "serious condition" and were among those taken to hospital.

The bus driver, a man in his 50s, was also believed to have been seriously injured.

Ten of his passengers and four who were in a silver Mini Cooper were among those taken to hospital, but only as a precaution.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the crash that happened at the junction with Betty Haunt Lane at about 12.45pm.

The public is being asked not to attend the emergency department at St Mary's Hospital in Newport unless absolutely necessary.

A major incident was declared at 13:51 on Sunday.