Major incident declared as 25 people injured when double decker smashed into two cars on the Isle of Wight

A HORROR smash between a double decker bus and two cars has left 25 people injured as cops declare a “major incident”.

Passengers have been trapped in the wreckage after the vehicles collided in Newport on the Isle of Wight today.

Emergency crews are working to rescue those still trapped with three air ambulances scrambled.

St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, has brought in extra members of staff to deal with the influx of patients being brought into accident and emergency.

The Southern Vectis bus was understood to be in service at the time of the crash with passengers on board.

Alisha Smith, 23, who was on board at the time, told the County Press: “We were driving down the road. A mini pulled out from a side road.

“The driver did his best to avoid it, but we hit and then bounced on to hit another car following in a different direction.

“The next thing I know, I was on the floor and got up to see if everyone was ok.

“A few hurt and covered in blood, but no one severely injured at the top.

“It was very frightening. I just hope everyone else is okay.”

Cops are now asking drivers to avoid the area completely while they investigate the cause of the crash at around 1pm today.

Richard Tyldsley, Southern Vectis general manager, said: “We are aware of a serious collision today involving one of our route 7 buses.

“At this stage the full circumstances and details of any injuries are unclear and we are investigating.”


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