Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to Carter Street at the junction with St Johns Road at around 07:30.
2 vehicles have been involved in the incident on the crossroads junction, with one of the vehicles – a Kia – crashing into stone wall around the local church – St John the Evangelist Parish Church.
A small section of the wall has been destroyed.
No one is thought to have been seriously injured but the elderly male driver of the Kia has sustained an ankle injury.
Firefighters from Sandown and Shanklin are on scene alongside paramedics and an officer from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. The fire crews have worked with paramedics to extricate the male from the car via the driver’s door.
A third fire appliance from Ryde has been stood down.
The road has been closed on all approaches whilst the casualty is transferred into the awaiting ambulance and the scene is cleared.
UPDATE @ 08:50 – The vehicles are now being recovered.
The road has partially re-opened with all resources now stood down, save for 1 Police unit.