Emergency services are responding to a road traffic collision involving multiple vehicles at Apse Heath this morning (Tuesday).
The incident has taken place on Newport Road, close to the mini-roundabout by the Premier shop.
Traffic is building in the area.
UPDATE @ 10:58 – Fire crews from 3 stations – Ryde, Sandown and Shanklin – are working to extricate the occupant of a car, which appears to have left the carriageway.
4 vehicles have been involved in the incident – a VW Golf, a Skoda Roomster and 2 other cars.
The collision took place just before 10:25.
Newport Road has been closed in both directions from the mini-roundabout to the junction with Winford Road.
A number of resources from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are on scene – including 2 officers – alongside their colleagues from the fire service and Hampshire Constabulary.
UPDATE @ 11:15 – 1 woman suffering from neck pains has been extricated from a Suzuki and transferred into the care of paramedics.
She is being conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital, Newport.
UPDATE @ 11:45 – Island Echo is told the collision occurred when 1 vehicle braked to make a turn, which then led to the 2 vehicles behind being involved in a shunt.
The VW Golf at the rear of the line of traffic crashed into the rear of the Suzuki and then into the oncoming Skoda on the opposite side of the road.
The road is expected to remain closed into this afternoon whilst the scene is cleared.
UPDATE @ 12:55 – Newport Road has now re-opened to all traffic.