Police, fire and ambulance crews are attending a road traffic collision in Cowes this afternoon (Friday).
The incident, which has involved an unknown number of vehicles, has occurred on Victoria Road, close to the local fire station and chip shop.
Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 16:10.
A ‘sea’ of blue lights can be seen with 2 fire appliances from Newport and Cowes in attendance. Residents say cutting equipment is being used.
Police have closed the road in both directions.
Southern Vectis say their Route 1 buses are diverting via Bellevue Road and Brooklands Road until further notice.
UPDATE @ 17:10 – The roof of a car has been removed by fire crews in order to free a casualty.
The individual is now being taken to St Mary’s Hospital.
UPDATE @ 18:02 – The road has now re-opened and Southern Vectis buses are returning to a normal route.