A road traffic incident has forced the closure of Ashey Road on the outskirts of Ryde this afternoon (Thursday).
Initial reports suggest that at least 1 vehicle is involved in the incident near Ashey Garage between Smallbrook Roundabout and Green Lane.
The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are in attendance and further resources may be required. CPR is being given to an individual, Island Echo is told.
The road has been closed in both directions and is likely to remain closed for some time. Motorists are diverting locally. Smallbrook Lane has reopened following gas works.
UPDATE @ 16:21 – Sadly, it has been confirmed that a man in his 50s has died after suffering a medical episode at the wheel.
In a statement, Hampshire Constabulary has said:
“We were called at 2.08pm following concerns raised for the welfare of a man who was found unwell in a car on Ashey Road.
“Despite the efforts of emergency services personnel the man, aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
“The man’s next of kin are aware”.