The incident, which has seen the motorcycle become wedged under the front of the lorry’s cab, has occurred on the Island’s busiest junction between East Street and High Street.
The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service has mobilised a paramedic crew and an operational commander to the scene.
Traffic is reported to be gridlocked in the area with road closures being implemented by Police. Motorists are being diverted via South Street and St George’s Way/Church Litten and through Newport town. Police are advising that motorists avoid the area, if possible.
Southern Vectis say their Routes 5, 8 and 9 are diverting locally and will likely be delayed.
UPDATE @ 16:25 – Island Echo is told that the female casualty has sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries. She is to be taken to St Mary’s Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
There has been no indication from Police as to when the road is likely to re-open.
UPDATE @ 16:37 – Emergency services have worked swiftly to clear the incident and with confirmation of the casualty’s injuries, the decision has been taken to re-open the road.
The lorry has been moved and traffic is once again able to use Coppins Bridge gyratory as normal.
The motorcyclist has been blue lighted to nearby St Mary’s Hospital.
Traffic remains heavy in the area.