Several police units and an ambulance officer are at the scene, approximately 250 metres before the Downend roundabout near Robin Hill, where a dark grey Kawasaki motorbike and a blue Renault Megane have collided.
The motorcyclist is currently being assessed by paramedics for any significant injuries following the incident, with a large impact mark visible on the windscreen of the car involved.
Southern Vectis has tweeted to say it’s Route 8 service is delayed due to the incident.
UPDATE @ 12:02 – It is not thought that the motorcyclist has sustained any serious injuries during the incident, despite the large amount of damage caused to both vehicles.
Island Echo has been told by a nearby resident that the Renault was overtaking another vehicle on the semi-blind bend at the time of the impact.
Recovery for the vehicles is being arranged and the road remains closed between Downend and Buckbury Lane at this time.
UPDATE @ 13:24 – The road has now reopened following the incident and the recovery of both vehicles.