As previously reported by Island Echo, emergency services responded to the crash on Fitzroy Street, at the junction with Leed Street, at just before 20:00.
1 fire appliance from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service was mobilised in the interests of scene safety, with several resources from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service also dispatched.
Police have now confirmed that their Transit cell van was on a normal patrol when the Mini seemingly failed to give way at the junction.
2 Police officers have been taken to St Mary’s Hospital as a result of the crash, as has the passenger of the Mini One.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Mini has been detained on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence. They have been booked into custody at Newport Police Station. Further details are expected to be released in due course.
Both roads have been closed and Southern Vectis buses are continuing to divert locally. The bus operator says Routes 3 and 8 towards Ryde are unable to serve the stops on Melville Street. Buses will instead divert via The Broadway to reach Station Avenue and a normal line of route.
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