Bus damaged in scaffolding collision

By Martin Neville

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


A POLICE investigation has been launched after a Southern Vectis bus collided with scaffolding in Ventnor.

The incident happened at about noon in High Street, Ventnor.

A spokesman for Southern Vectis said one passenger was on the top deck at the time, but they were not injured.

The bus sustained light damage to its bodywork and seven windows were smashed.

As a precaution, Southern Vectis was diverting Routes 3 and 6 and advise customers who use these services to check the website www.islandbuses.info or call 01983 827000 for information.

Route 6 will divert away from this area and from Pine Point then Upper Gills Cliff Road, to Mitchell Avenue, Ocean View Road and Spring Hill to resume normal line at Central Car Park, Route 6 from Ventnor is not affected.

Route 6 vehicles which operate via Botanical Gardens will operate along Castle Road, then Lower Gills Cliff Road and then from Pine Point as above.

Route 3 towards Shanklin will operate via Spring Hill and wait time at Central Car Park not serving Albert Street or Boots.

Route 3 towards Newport will operate along Leeson Road and then serve St Boniface Road, Spring Hill waiting time at Central Car Park, it will then operate via Trinity Church and St Boniface again. All stops will be served in either direction.

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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