Emergency services have been called to a road traffic collision (RTC) in Wootton this evening (Thursday).
Firefighters from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to Firestone Copse Road – the country lane linking Kite Hill with Havenstreet Main Road – at around 17:00.
The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service has also been mobilised to the incident alongside local police officers.
The road has been closed in both directions while the incident is being dealt with – motorists should divert locally.
It is believed the incident has occurred near to Firestone Glade housing estate.
UPDATE @ 17:40 – A motorcycle has been involved with the incident – but is understood no other vehicles have been involved.
UPDATE @ 21:00 – The road remains closed at this time – indicating the severity of the incident.
UPDATE @ 23:00 – A 43-year-old man has suffered life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated at Southampton General Hospital.
Police are appealing for information following.
Find the appeal here – islandecho.co.uk/appeal-for-witnesses-following-life-threatening-motorcycle-crash-in-wootton