A pedestrian has been struck by a vehicle in Brading this morning (Thursday) – the second such incident in the town in the past week.
Police and paramedics are on scene at New Road – between High Street and Yarbridge – having been alerted to the incident at just before 07:40.
The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service have mobilised an ambulance crew and an officer to the scene, but the individual’s injuries are not thought to be serious.
One witness who saw the incident unfold has said:
”The car didn’t have a chance to stop”.
The road remains open in both directions although there are some minor delays.
Today’s incident comes less than 7 days after a pedestrian was injured after being hit by a car on Morton Common.
UPDATE @ 10:00 – A 14-year-old boy has been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital this morning. His injuries are more serious than first feared.
An investigation into the incident, which involved a local Mazda 2 car, is underway.
The Mazda has sustained damage to the nearside front.
The Collision Investigation Unit from the mainland has been called to the scene. They are expected to arrive in Brading later this morning.
UPDATE @ 12:35 – Island Echo understands the teenager has been flown to a mainland hospital this lunchtime.