90-Year-old in ‘life-threatening’ condition after Wootton Bridge crash


A 90-year-old woman is in a life-threatening condition after a crash.

The High Street incident saw Wootton Bridge closed on Thursday (August 2) until late at night.

Police say a 75-year-old man driving a BMW collided with the woman who was on foot.

The woman was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

The driver has not sustained any injuries.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “We’re appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Wootton on the Isle of Wight yesterday (August 2).

“Officers were called shortly before 4.30pm to reports of a collision involving a BMW car and a female pedestrian.

“The 90-year-old woman suffered serious injuries and was air lifted to Southampton General Hospital. She remains in a life-threatening condition.

“The driver, a 75-year-old man, was uninjured.

“Investigations into the collision are ongoing and officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101, quoting 44180292735, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.