One person dies and 25 are injured with terrified passengers trapped while a double-decker bus is involved in a stack of two cars on the Isle of Wight

  • One person died and 25 people were injured after a bus accident
  • The double-deck collided with two cars in Newport on the Isle of Wight
  • Three air ambulances and more than 15 emergency services are on the scene.

One person died and 25 people were injured as a result of the crash of a bus on the Isle of Wight.

Four people were airlifted to mainland hospitals and another 15 were taken to St. Mary's hospital on the island after the double-decker bus hit two cars around 1 pm on Forest. Road, Newport.

More than 15 emergency services officers are present at the scene of the accident in Newport. Three air ambulances were called from neighboring counties.

This afternoon, firefighter crews rescued people from the wreckage of the single-lined road lined with trees and fields.

Southern Vectis bus number 7 was reported to have been in service with passengers on board.

Police closed the road at all entrances and the injured were transported to the hospital following the accident, which occurred around 1 pm.

Additional staff members were recruited at St. Mary's Hospital in Newport to cope with the influx of patients.

The NHS of the Isle of Wight asks people not to attend accidents and emergencies "unless absolutely necessary".

Collision investigators are currently working on the scene to determine the cause of the accident.

Richard Tyldsley, general manager of Southern Vectis, said: "We are aware of a serious collision today involving one of our bus routes 7.

"At this point, the circumstances and details of any injury are unclear and we are investigating."