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Isle of Wight Crash: Yvonne Copland, 64, named as victim

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Hampshire Constabulary

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Yvonne Copland was traveling in a Fiat Bravo

A woman who was killed in a crash on the Isle of Wight was a "much loved mother and grandmother, her family has said.

Yvonne Copland, 64, from Shide, following the collision near Newport at 12:45 BST on Sunday.

A family tribute said she was "loved by all who knew her".

Bus operator Southern Vectis said it was ending up in the path of a car after a crash at a cross-road moments earlier.

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The crash involved a double-decker bus, a Fiat and a Mini

Twenty-two people were injured in the crash on Forest Road, with four in a critical condition, police said.

Mrs Copland was traveling in a Fiat Bravo along with three other people.

In a statement issued by Hampshire police, Mrs Copland's family said she was a "much loved wife, 'ma' of four children and four grandchildren who was loved by all who knew her."

"We would like to thank the efforts of the first responders, air ambulance crew, paramedics, police, fire, members of the public and all hospital staff," it added.

Southern Vectis said it had pulled the car up in the front of its double-decker bus.

General manager Richard Tyldsley said: "Early indications suggest a car pulled out in front of a bus.

"The bus is in the path of another car."

In a statement, Hampshire Constabulary said: "The cause of the collision is under investigation and we would not be able to give any further details."

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Four people were freed from vehicles by firefighters

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Four air ambulances from different regions attended the scene

Four air ambulances attended and airlifted four casualties to hospitals in Brighton and Southampton.

Mini Cooper were taken to hospital as a precaution.

St Mary's Newport Hospital declared a major incident as it treated 15 patients.

The bus driver, a man in 50s, was seriously injured and 10 bus passengers were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Blind spot

The A3054 Forest Road was closed for about 11 hours near the Whitehouse Road junction.

Since the crash, more than 2,000 people have signed an online petition to install traffic lights at the "blind spot".

One signed wrote: "I am a driving instructor and hate bringing my pupils here as it scares me."

Another said: "It has been known that it is lethal for years."

Isle of Wight Council said: "Any decision by the council to implement road safety measures ….


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