Several police units, including an unmarked Armed Response Vehicle acting in a Roads Policing capacity, are at the scene on the A3056 Newport Road, alongside colleagues from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. An Ambulance Service operational commander is in attendance.
It’s understood that 2 vehicles have collided at the crossroads linking the main road with Winford Road and Princelett Shute.
At least 1 person is currently being treated for their injuries by paramedics.
Traffic remains free flowing in the area except for traffic using Princelett Shute, which is being diverted locally via Ventnor Road.
UPDATE @ 23:05 – It’s known that 1 casualty has been treated by paramedics, with a further casualty now being treated by the second paramedic crew that has arrived on scene in the last few minutes.
The collision has involved a Vauxhall Adam and a Ford Focus.
UPDATE @ 23:39 – 1 casualty has now been conveyed by ambulance to St Mary’s Hospital for treatment, with a second casualty also expected to be taken to hospital shortly.
Both vehicles have suffered extensive damage, with the passenger side of the Vauxhall partially caved in and the front end of the Ford completely destroyed by the impact. Airbags have deployed in both cars.
Recovery agents, Bartlett’s, have now arrived on the scene to begin the process of recovering the vehicles from the road.
Motorists are still able to pass the scene of the incident at this time, although Princelett Shute remains closed.
UPDATE @ 01:21 – The incident has now cleared and all roads have reopened.