A 2-vehicle collision has occurred on the outskirts of Ryde this afternoon (Monday), resulting in 1 vehicle coming to rest on its roof.
The road traffic collision has taken place on the A3055 Beaper Shute between Carpenters Road and Harding Shute.
The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police are all on the scene dealing with the collision.
Police have closed the road and motorists are advised to divert locally.
Southern Vectis’ Routes 2 and 3 are diverting from Brading via St Helens and Appley to reach St John’s Church. Whilst on diversion, buses are currently unable to serve Tesco or Marlborough Road.
UPDATE @ 13:15 – Fire crews from Ryde, Newport and Shanklin are currently working to free the occupant(s) of the overturned car.
The second vehicle involved is a Mitshubishi L200.
Beaper Shute remains closed in both directions alternative routes around the closure are coming heavy with traffic. Motorists are advised to plan ahead.
UPDATE @ 14:26 – A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:
“We were called at 12.43pm today, 14 September, to reports of a two vehicle collision on Beaper Shute, Sandown. The collision was between a Mitsubishi Warrior and a Kia Carens.
“Minor injuries have been reported”.
UPDATE @ 15:45 – Beaper Shute has now re-opened in both directions.