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CRASH INVOLVING MOTORCYCLE CLOSES MAIN ROAD INTO COWES

UPDATED: Police and ambulance crews are attending a road traffic collision on Horsebridge Hill between Newport and Cowes this morning (Thursday), which has resulted in the closure of the main road.

Island Echo understands a motorcyclist has been thrown from their bike following a collision with a van.

The motorcyclist is currently receiving treatment from emergency teams, who were called to the scene near Stag Lane at just before 07:45.

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Traffic is reported to be at a standstill in both directions. Motorists are advised to divert via Whitehouse Road, Porchfield.

Southern Vectis say severe delays on their Route 1 service are to be expected.

UPDATE @ 08:20 – The road has now reopened, however traffic remains heavy in the area.

Motorists should allow extra time.

The motorcyclist has been conveyed the short distance to St Mary’s Hospital.

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