Appeal for witnesses after serious collision in Shalcombe

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision on the Isle of Wight on Tuesday (December 24).

Officers are investigating after the collision between a silver Citroen Berlingo and a white Renault Master minibus just after 12.12pm at the junction for Broad Lane and Middle Road, Shalcombe.

The minibus was travelling from Freshwater towards Newport when the collision happened, causing both vehicles to leave the road.

A 77-year-old man, from Freshwater, suffered serious injuries to his chest.

A second man, aged 55 and also from Freshwater, also suffered chest injuries in the collision.

Police are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision.

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting 44190461292. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.