One person has been injured in a crash involving a school bus in Ventnor this morning (Tuesday).


Police were called to Victoria Street at 8.21am to reports of a bus – carrying four children – which had crashed into several parked cars.

Southern Vectis says that none of the children are understood to be hurt, but one person on board has needed treatment from the ambulance service.

Southern Vectis General Manager, Richard Tyldsley, said:

“I can confirm a Southern Vectis school bus was involved in a collision this morning in Ventnor. There are no current reports of injuries to the children on-board.

“The passenger escort did sustain minor injuries, and was treated by paramedics at the scene. We are following their progress closely and wish them well.

“Those on-board were transported onwards by a replacement vehicle, and the bus is being removed by our engineers.

“The safety of our drivers, passengers and other road users is hugely important, and we are carrying out an immediate investigation into the circumstances behind the incident.” 

*Updated 11.17am

*Island Roads says Victoria Street, from its junction with High Street to Albert Street and High Street from its junction with West Street, is currently closed.

The diversion will affect St Boniface Road, Mitchell Avenue and Spring Hill.

The road will remain closed while an oil spill, caused by the collision, is cleared up.