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policeUPDATED – Police have closed a main road in Shanklin this lunchtime following a serious road traffic collision.

Landguard Road, Shanklin has been closed at the junction of Clarendon Road and the High Street.

Island Echo understand a pedestrian has been involved in the incident.

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UPDATE @ 12:10 – One male has been taken to St Mary’s Hospital after colliding with a currently unknown vehicle in Shanklin, it has been confirmed.

Police have now been able to re-open the road.

UPDATE @ 14:50 – Officers from the Roads Policing Unit are this afternoon appealing for witnesses to come forward following the serious road traffic collision at lunchtime.

The vehicle, a red Renault Megane cabriolet was travelling towards the High Street in Shanklin when it collided with a man.

The pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 80s, suffered a serious head and chest injury and was taken to hospital by ambulance. He is currently in a stable condition.

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Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either party prior to it. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Chris Powling at Roads Policing unit at Fratton by phoning 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. Minicom users should contact 01962 875000.

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