A pedestrian is reported to have been involved in a road traffic incident on Sandown Road between Lake and Shanklin this lunchtime (Thursday).
Police and paramedics are currently in attendance between YMCA Winchester House and Skew Bridge. They were alerted to the incident at around 12:55.
The road has been closed in both directions whilst emergency teams deal with the situation at hand.
Southern Vectis Route 3 buses are diverting via Green Lane in both directions until further notice.
UPDATE @ 14:28 – A 16-year-old boy has been rushed to St Mary’s Hospital by land ambulance with a head injury.
The windscreen of a silver VW Polo has been ‘bullseyed’.
A cordon has been erected around the scene of the collision whilst investigations take place.
UPDATE @ 15:30 – The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has been involved in the incident, landing at the St Mary’s Hospital helipad.
The decision has been taken to transfer the patient to the mainland via cross-Solent ferry. It is thought the teen has been rushed to the hovercraft terminal in Ryde.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:
“We were called at 12.54pm with reports of a collision on Lake Bridge, Sandown Road.
“A Volkswagen Polo and a pedestrian collided. The pedestrian, a 16-year-old boy, has suffered a head injury.
“The incident is ongoing.”
UPDATE @ 18:20 -Sandown Road has now reopened to traffic.We're working on bringing you all the latest updates on this breaking news story. Please refresh this page or check back later for updates.
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