By Lucy Morgan
Sat, 25 August 2012 9:24PM
A ten-year-old girl "from the local area" has died after she was one of four people "seriously injured" in a collision on the Cowes to Newport Road, on Friday night (24 August).
She was a passenger in a Subaru Jesty when the vehicle was involved in a collision with a Ford Puma on the A3020 Cowes Road in Newport, at around 8.30pm.
The incident happened near Northwood, close to the Isle of Wight Military Museum.
According to Hampshire Constabulary, the girl’s parents, a 44-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman, also suffered life-threatening injuries.
They were taken to St Mary's Hospital in Newport. On Saturday, they remained in a serious condition in hospital.
The driver of the Ford Puma, a 30-year–old man from Sandown, was arrested at the scene.
He also suffered serious injuries and is currently receiving treatment at St Mary’s Hospital.
The main Cowes to Newport road was closed, between Northwood and the St Mary's roundabout, for 12 hours as police carried out investigations.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw either of the vehicles prior to the incident, is asked to contact 101 quoting Operation Oakwood, or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.