2 people – a man and a woman – have been injured in the single vehicle collision, which occurred shortly after 06:00.
A black Vauxhall Corsa has left the road on Beaper Shute between Brading Road (Tesco roundabout) and Harding Shute.
Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are checking over the occupants of the car, 1 of which has been placed in a neck brace.
Island Echo understands fire crews were also called to the scene earlier on this morning but have since stood down. Police remain in attendance.
It appears the car, for reasons unknown, left the road whilst travelling towards Ryde, crashing into undergrowth and trees being being spun and coming to a stop head-on into another tree.
Beaper Shute has been closed to traffic heading towards Ryde, but remains open for vehicles heading south. Northbound traffic is being diverted via Harding Shute and Ashey.
Recovery of the hatchback has been arranged and the road is expected to fully reopen shortly.
UPDATE @ 08:18 – Beaper Shute has now been closed in both directions to allow recovery of the car.
Southern Vectis buses are diverting via Nettlestone.
UPDATE @ 13:15 – The road remains closed whilst Police await the outcome of medical assessments at St Mary’s Hospital.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving. Read more at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/suspected-drug-driver-arrested-over-beaper-shute-crash/.