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PERSONS TRAPPED AS CAR FLIPS ONTO ROOF IN RYDE CRASH

UPDATED: Firefighters are working to extricate at least 1 person from a car that has flipped onto its roof as a result of a collision with another car on Dover Street in Ryde.

2 appliances from Ryde Fire Station were mobilised to the scene at the crossroads junction with Melville Street at around 17:15.

The first crews on scene have now been joined by the rescue tender from Newport, 2 ambulances, an ambulance officer and a duty fire officer.

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The occupants of the second vehicle involved, a Volvo estate, are uninjured.

The road has been closed in both directions whilst emergency services deal with the incident.

UPDATE @ 18:02 – A male and female have been extricated from the upturned vehicle and are now being assessed by paramedics. Their injuries are not thought to be serious or life-threatening.

Island Roads engineers have been called to the scene as street furniture has been damaged in the collision.

Southern Vectis buses are on diversion via George Street.

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UPDATE @ 18:29 – Emergency services are now standing down from the incident, however Dover Street and Melville Street remain closed whilst recovery of the vehicles takes place.

The 2 casualties have been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital.

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