As first reported by Island Echo, emergency services responded to East Hill Road at around 18:10 following reports of a collision involving 2 vehicles – a red Nissan Micra and a black Mercedes-Benz B Class.
Fire crews from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were mobilised to the scene and worked alongside paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service to free 2 people medically trapped inside their car.
A third casualty was treated at the kerbside further up the road.
It has been confirmed to Island Echo that 1 male – the driver of the Nissan – has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving. Police have also searched the car for any drugs contained within.
All 3 casualties have been transported to St Mary’s Hospital by ambulance for further assessment and treatment.
East Hill Road remains closed whilst recovery of both vehicles is arranged, although the road is expected to re-open shortly.
Firefighters have used a spill kit to soak up oil from the Mercedes, which came to rest some distance down the road from the point of impact – only being stopped by the pavement.