Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


At least 2 vehicles have been involved in a road traffic collision at Blackwater between Arreton and Newport this afternoon (Tuesday).

Police have been called to the scene on Blackwater Road near to the entrance for Wight Building Materials.

Island Echo understands that 1 car – a white Audi A1 – has come off the road following a collision with another vehicle, thought to be a blue Ford Fiesta. It is possible a third vehicle has also been involved in the smash.

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The road remains open under direction with the Newport-bound carriageway partially blocked.

Emergency services were called at around 13:10.

UPDATE @ 13:30 – Blackwater Road has now been closed by Police. Motorists are being diverted via Blackwater Hollow and Rookley.

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are in attendance with an ambulance and ambulance officer.

UPDATE @ 15:59 – 1 person has been taken to St Mary’s Hospital following the collision.

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The road has now re-opened in both directions.

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