Emergency services are currently on scene at Whippingham Road, where a vehicle has become ‘wrapped around a tree’, trapping anyone inside. The first 999 calls were made at around 20:00.
The incident has occurred near a fast bend between Racecourse Roundabout and the Folly Lane junction – the same location where 2 other serious road traffic collisions have occurred in recent years.
The road has been closed in both directions.
UPDATE @ 20:40 – Fire Appliances from Newport and East Cowes are on scene and are working with paramedics to extricate the driver of the sports car, which has collided head-on with a tree.
Traffic is being diverted via the backroads between Wootton and Whippingham, resulting in delays.
UPDATE @ 21:13 – 1 male has been extricated from the vehicle – an Audi TT – and is being conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital by land ambulance. He has sustained leg injuries as a result of the crash, but those injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The car is understood to have been travelling towards East Cowes on a straight section of road.
Recovery has been arranged and the road is expected to re-open shortly, although concerns have been raised about the stability of the tree involved in the collision.