The Isle of Wight Council is responding to calls for road safety changes on Forest Road.

As Isle of Wight Radio reported earlier, a petition has been launched after a crash yesterday in which one woman died and many were hurt.

Read more about the petition.

The Isle of Wight Council says it can not comment until the investigation is complete.

It said,

“The council understands public concern about what has happened at Forest Road and expresses its sympathies to all those who have been affected.

“Relevant Island agencies and the police are still investigating the causes of this incident and, until they have completed their work, it is inappropriate to comment further.

“In general terms, any decision by the council to implement road safety measures is something that would be only done following the advice and input of those relevant agencies and experts after a thorough investigation of the circumstances of what happened.

“The council hopes the public will understand this cannot be done immediately.”