Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


UPDATED: Police have closed the main road through Brading this evening (Friday) following a road traffic collision between a motorcycle and a pick up.

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are in attendance on New Road as a result of the smash, which occurred just before 21:40.

The road that connects Brading and Sandown has been closed in both directions between The Mall and Yarbridge Cross.

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Southern Vectis Route 3 buses are now on diversion via Bembridge and St Helens until further notice.

UPDATE @ 22:33 – The road remains closed tonight as Police await a condition update on the rider of the motorcycle, who has been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital.

UPDATE @ 01:28 – New Road has now re-opened in both directions.

A 33-year-old man from Shanklin has sustained a serious but not life-threatening injury.

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