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EMERGENCY CREWS CALLED TO CARISBROOKE CRASH

UPDATED: Emergency services, including the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are attending a road traffic collision on the outskirts of Carisbrooke tonight (Thursday).

2 fire appliances and a rescue tender from Newport are on scene alongside Police and Paramedics at Whitcombe Road, near the junction with Froglands Lane. They were called at just before 22:15.

It is thought 2 vehicles have been involved in the incident. It is feared persons are trapped.

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The road has been closed in both directions.

UPDATE @ 23:32 – A woman has been cut free from her vehicle – a red Vauxhall Adam – and has been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital. A second person, the driver of a Peugeot 3008, has also been taken to hospital.

Thankfully, neither driver has sustained any life-threatening injuries.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have stood down from the incident and all 3 appliances have now returned to station.

Meanwhile, Stag Lane Motors are recovering the 2 vehicles and operatives from Island Roads are clearing debris from the carriageway.

The road is expected to reopen shortly.

UPDATE @ 23:55 – The road has now reopened to traffic.

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