The main A3056 between Sandown and Newport is currently blocked in both directions.
Island Echo understands that multiple emergency teams are on scene including firefighters and a Co-Responder from Ventnor. They were alerted at around 14:45.
The incident has occurred between the Apse Heath roundabout and Sandown Airport.
Motorists should avoid the area.
UPDATE @ 15:34 – 2 vehicles have been involved in this afternoon’s crash – a VW Polo and a Mitshubishi Colt.
An elderly male is currently receiving medical treatment from paramedics having been helped from his vehicle.
Island Echo understands 1 of the cars left the road, mounted a grass verge and smashed into the oncoming car.
The road remains closed in both directions with traffic reported to be heavy on diversion routes.
Recovery has been arranged.
UPDATE @ 16:45 – Newport Road has now been re-opened in both directions in time for the evening rush hour.
The elderly male has been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital.
Southern Vectis buses are returning to a normal timetabled route.
More to follow