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Police have closed the main road between Wroxall and Ventnor this morning (Wednesday) as a result of a road traffic collision on Newport Road with the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance in attendance.

The incident has taken place on the B3327 Newport Road between Wroxall and Ventnor.

It is understood that teams from the Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service, Hampshire Constabulary, Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are all in attendance.

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Traffic is being diverted through the narrow Rew Lane, but motorists are advised to avoid the area where possible.

UPDATE @ 10:50 – It is understood that the incident involves a blue saloon car and a motorcycle where one male motorcyclist has been injured in the collision.

UPDATE @ 11:12 – The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has airlifted the injured motorcyclist, who is thought to have sustained serious injuries, to Southampton General Hospital.

UPDATE @ 11:43 – The road has re-opened to traffic and Southern Vectis has confirmed resume of their normal service.

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