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VEHICLE COLLIDES WITH PUB WALL

Emergency services have been called to reports of a road traffic collision at Downend this afternoon (Sunday).

Police and ambulance crews are in attendance on Downend Road at the junction with The Downs Road where a vehicle has collided with the Hare and Hounds pub wall.

Witnesses have told Island Echo that the Downs Road has been closed.

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Firefighters from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have also been mobilised to the incident, which occurred at around 14:30.

Traffic is heavy coming from Arreton, Long Lane and Briddlesford Road. It is advisable to avoid the area where possible.

UPDATE 16:55 – One person has been taken to St Mary’s Hospital by land ambulance, although thought to have only suffered minor injuries.

Although the fire service was called to the single-vehicle collision, the causality did not need to be extracted from the vehicle.

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