A woman has been been taken to Southampton General hospital after she was crushed between two vehicles whilst the Isle of Wight Red Funnel car ferry was being unloaded this afternoon (Monday).
Passenger on board the cross-Solent ferry that runs between the Isle of Wight and Southampton have described hearing a woman scream as the roll on-roll off ferry docked at Southampton just 1.30pm
Witnesses onboard claim the woman was walking between two vehicles when a lorry ‘shunted’ a cars forward, crushing the woman from the waist down
In a statement Red Funnel said:
“At approximately 1.30pm today, an incident occurred between two passenger vehicles and one lorry onboard Red Osprey whilst the vehicles were departing the ferry.
The police and ambulance service arrived at the scene and a passenger was taken to Southampton General Hospital with minor injuries.
“The police are liaising directly with the driver of one of the vehicles and we are assisting with their enquiry.
“Safety onboard our ferries is of primary importance and the safety of our customers is paramount to us. The crew onboard Red Osprey were on hand immediately to assist with the incident before the emergency services arrived.”