Breaking News First reported by Island Echo

ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISION CLOSES BUSY NEWPORT ROAD

UPDATED: Lower St James’ Street in Newport has been closed by Police as a result of a road traffic collision this afternoon (Saturday).

The incident, which occurred at around 13:10, has taken place at the crossroads junction with Lugley Street. It’s understood a motorcyclist has come off their bike.

The road has been closed from Crocker Street to High Street in both directions. Motorists are being advised to avoid the area by Island Roads.

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Southern Vectis say Route 1 buses are diverting locally.

UPDATE @ 13:56 – Lower St James’ Street has now re-opened in both directions.

The casualty has been able to make his own way into the ambulance, where paramedics are conducting an assessment.

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