Emergency services are on scene having been alerted to the collision around 11:40.
The crash, which has taken place on the westbound carriageway of The Downs Road approaching the traffic lights, has been described as a rear-end shunt involving 2 vehicles.
It’s the third such incident at the busy junction in the past 2 weeks alone.
The Downs has been closed in both directions.
UPDATE @ 12:30 – The driver of a Subaru Forester – a male in his 80s – has been assessed by paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service but has been discharged from their care.
An eyesight test has been carried out at the roadside over concerns for the driver’s vision, but the elderly male passed the standard distance test.
The vehicle is now being recovered and the road is excepted to reopen shortly.
The second vehicle involved, understood to be a VW pick-up, has been able to be driven away from the rear having sustained minor rear-end damage.
UPDATE @ 13:00 – The road has now re-opened in both directions.
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