The driver of a Honda Civic has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the limit following a crash involving several vehicles on Newport Road in Cowes tonight (Saturday).
The Honda crashed into 3 vehicles before coming to a stop in the middle of the carriageway shortly before 22:30.
1 driver has described to Island Echo how they had to take evasive action to avoid a head on impact. Their vehicle, a VW Polo, was clipped on the rear quarter panel and the driver sustained minor head injuries as a result.
2 others vehicles were also damaged, including a Kia 4×4.
The main road into Cowes has been closed to traffic between the junctions of Three Gates Road and Mill Hill Road – in both directions – whilst emergency services deal with the incident, which has occurred outside Cowes Medical Centre.
Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are on scene alongside Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service. Retained firefighters from Cowes are standing by with a hose reel jet in the interests of safety.
Motorists are diverting locally with Southern Vectis’ Route 1 buses diverting from Park & Ride via Three Gates Road and Round House.
Buses to Newport will use Newport Road and then divert via Mill Hill Road, Round House and Three Gates Road to reach the Park & Ride.We're working on bringing you all the latest updates on this breaking news story. Please refresh this page or check back later for updates.
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