Emergency services have been called to a road traffic collision in Upper Ventnor tonight (Friday) as a result of a car colliding with 2 parked vehicles.
The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police officers have all been called to the incident on Newport Road, between Cornwall Road and Downlands Cresent.
The main Wroxall to Ventnor road has been blocked in both directions, although cars are diverting locally around nearby side roads.
Debris has been left scattered across the carriageway following the 3-car collision, which has left all the vehicles heavily damaged vehicles.
One resident has told Island Echo that they heard a ‘loud bang’ and went outside to investigate – along with other nearby residents – and to give assistance prior to the arrival of the emergency services.
Firefighters from Sandown and Newport are carrying out scene safety. Photos show that the door of one of the vehicles has been removed.
UPDATE @ 00:15 – Southern Vectis Route 3 buses are now on diversion via Whitwell until further notice. Buses are unable to serve bus stops from Godshill School to York Road.
UPDATE @ 00:30 – 1 injured party – thought to be the male driver – has been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital via land ambulance. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
UPDATE SATURDAY -A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, aggravated vehicle taking and criminal damage.
Police have confirmed that the collision occurred at around 23:20 and involved 3 vehicles. A VW Golf collided with 2 parked cars.
The arrested male remains in custody at this time.