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UPDATED: Lushington Hill in Wootton has been closed by Police due to a serious road traffic collision involving a female cyclist. 

Police and paramedics were called to the scene between Wootton and Whippingham at just before 07:40 following what is thought to be a collision between a vehicle and a push bike.

Traffic is heavy in and around the area and therefore motorists are advised to find an alternative route.

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Southern Vectis buses are diverting via Staplers until further notice.

UPDATE @ 08:35 – A cordon has been erected at the bottom of Lushington Hill – near where the speed limit changes to 50mph – as Police continue their investigations.

The road has been placed under a hard road closure in both directions and is likely to remain closed for some time.

The casualty is said to have sustained a head injury and has been rushed to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport.

UPDATE @ 10:57 – Lushington Hill has now re-opened in both directions.

The casualty is said to be in a stable condition.

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