Van in collision with pedestrian

By Sara Bryce

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

 

UPDATED 10:16*

AN ELDERLY pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being involved in a collision with a van in Freshwater last night (Sunday).

An Isle of Wight Police spokesman said crews were called at 7.50pm to the junction of Stroud Road and Camp Road after a Ford Transit van collided with the 78-year-old man.

The spokesman said the 78-year-old from Freshwater suffered serious injuries and was being treated at St Mary's Hospital.

The van driver, a 27-year-old man from Totland, was arrested on suspicion of driving without due care and attention and was bailed until May.

A police spokesman said that the pedestrian had life threatening neck injuries and could be moved to Southampton General Hospital.

A spokesman for St Mary's Hospital said the 78-year-old was in a stable condition.

*A hospital spokesman said the 78-year-old was moved to the Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital at around 6pm last night (Monday).

Reporter: sarab@iwcpmail.co.uk

Most Read

  1. Dual carriageway crash

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

  2. New speed limit on dual carriageway

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  3. Dramatic rescue for group trapped by tide

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  4. Ancient woodlands revealed

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

  5. Timetable changes as car deck collapse investigation continues

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map