As first reported by Island Echo, emergency services were called to Military Road between Compton and Freshwater at just before 15:50. Coastguards from Ventnor were the first on scene after discovering the wreckage whilst on patrol.
The crash involved a small hatchback – undistinguishable after suffering major damage – and a green Mercedes Sprinter.
Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that 1 of the drivers involved in the incident has been detained after blowing 107. The legal limit is 35.
The individual has been taken to Newport Police Station for questioning.
Thankfully, no one has been seriously injured in the incident.