An Isle of Wight woman has been left with a life-threatening brain injury and remains critical condition in Southampton General Hospital tonight (Friday) following yesterday’s horror crash on Briddlesford Road near Wootton that saw two men make from the vehicle leaving the woman and a second person for dead. The family this evening have put out a personal appeal for those involved to hand themselves into the authorities
Officers from the Joint Armed response roads Policing on the Isle of Wight are still looking for 2 male occupants of a silver BMW 330 that was involved in a crash with a Vauxhall Astra on Thursday (27th June). The duo made off on foot without a care in the world.
As previously reported emergency services rushed to the junction of Blacklands Lane at around 5.45pm on Thursday.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was quickly scrambled and then airlifted the Newport woman straight to Southampton, where she remains in a critical condition more than 24 hours after the incident.
Briddlesford Road remained closed for several hours as specialist collision investigators pieced together the sequence of events. The National Police Air Service Helicopter was seen circling above the scene several hours after the initial impact searching for those involved along with an area search carried out by a dog.
The victim’s who has been named as Becki have taken to Facebook tonight to highlight the extent of the injuries sustained – all of which are significant internal injuries. They are appealing for anyone with information as to the identities or location of the 2 males to contact Police. They have left her for dead. She is now fighting for her life.
Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed that the two wanted individuals have not yet been arrested.
A spokesperson for the force said yesterday:
“We would like to speak with these two men as soon as possible as we are concerned they could be injured, and would like them to assist our enquiries into this collision.
“If you were in the BMW, or you know the occupants, please call us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident 704 of 27th June 2019.<