THE man who died in Tuesday morning's accident on the Middle Road, near Freshwater, has been named.
He was William Watson, 93, of Golden Ridge, Freshwater, who was known to friends and family as Bill.
He was a driving a blue Ford Fiesta on Newport Road at Freshwater on Tuesday, when, at around 8.37am, he was involved in a collision with a school bus and a Volkswagen Polo.
Mr Watson was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital but was later pronounced dead.
In a statement, his family said: "Bill was a loving father to two children, seven grand children and seven great grandchildren.
"Bill enjoyed good health and a happy retirement on the IW, after he and his late wife, Ivy, moved here in 1993 from London.
"He will be sadly missed by all who knew him."
The 54-year-old woman driving the Polo sustained multiple fractures and remains in a stable condition at St Mary's Hospital.
Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw any of the vehicles driving prior to it.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Dave Sanderson at Shanklin Roads Policing unit on 101, quoting Operation Doppio.