The scene of this morning's accident. Picture courtesy of @ScrappySPJ via Twitter.
FAIRLEE Road at Newport has been re-opened to traffic nearly two hours after a collision between a double decker bus and a pedestrian which left the Isle of Wight woman seriously injured.
The woman, said to be in her late sixties, suffered serious injuries, including a fractured pelvis in the collision with the Southern Vectis bus.
The accident happened on the main road, close to Fairlee Service Station. The road was already subject to a one-way system.
The roadworks, put in place for gas main laying, had already caused long delays, but following the 11.45 accident, police said there was 'gridlock' as they organised diversions.
The woman was taken by ambulance to St Mary's Hospital, where her condition was described as "serious but stable."