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CRASH FORCES CLOSURE OF MAIN ROAD THROUGH ROOKLEY

UPDATED: Emergency services are attending a road traffic collision in Rookley this lunchtime (Tuesday), which has forced the closure of the main road to and from Newpor through the village.

The crash has occurred at the junction with Highwood Lane and has involved 2 vehicles – a grey Mercedes estate and a small silver hatchback.

Traffic is being diverted locally by Police.

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Southern Vectis say their buses will be diverting via Merstone in both directions until further notice.

UPDATE @ 12:58 – The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are working alongside paramedics to extricate 1 person from a silver hatchback car.

A second ambulance crew are checking over another casualty.

2 ambulances, an ambulance officer, 2 fire engines and several Police units are all in attendance.

All traffic is being diverted via Highwood Lane.

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UPDATE @ 13:15 – The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service is conveying at least 2 people – 1 immobilised on a stretcher – to St Mary’s Hospital.

Resources are now starting to stand down from the incident and recovery of the 2 vehicles has been arranged.

UPDATE @ 15:25 – The road has now re-opened in both directions.

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