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Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue LogoUPDATED: Emergency services are currently attending a serious road traffic incident on Forest Road in Newport.

Several appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are attending the incident at the junction with Whitehouse Road alongside Police and Ambulance crews.

Island Echo understand a grey Renault Clio has come to rest in the hedge lining the carriageway after colliding with a second vehicle – an unknown 4×4.

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UPDATE @ 11:35 – Two persons are being freed from one vehicle by firefighters this morning and two persons are said to be walking wounded.

The incident took place shortly after 10:30 this morning, as originally reported by Island Echo.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police have closed the road at the junction with Gunville Road.

UPDATE @ 14:50 – Police have re-opened Forest Road in Newport in the last couple of minutes after a closure for over 4 hours, indicating the seriousness of the incident. 

UPDATE MONDAY: One person was treated and later discharged following Saturday’s incident, while one remains in hospital in a stable condition.

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UPDATE WEDNESDAY: Hampshire Constabulary would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle driving prior to it.

It has been confirmed that the driver of the Renault Clio, a 79-year-old man from Cowes, was seriously injured and taken to St Mary’s hospital, as previously reported.

The passengers, an 85-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man, plus the driver of the 4×4 Suzuki Jimny involved, a 58-year-old woman, were taken to St Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries and later discharged.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Shanklin Roads Policing unit on 101 quoting Operation Petalyte.

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