POLICE and ambulance are in attendance following a road collision near Quarr Abbey.
The main Wootton to Ryde road has been closed from the Cedars Pub in Wootton, so traffic is heavy and many vehicles are turning round to divert.
Southern Vectis Route 4 and 9 buses are affected and will be delayed.
The accident has happened at the Elenors Grove/Fishbourne Lane area.
More to follow.
Southern Vectis said: “Buses unable to serve between Ryde and Binstead and all of Wootton due to an accident. Buses diverting across the Downs and Brading. A shuttle will be on its way to Ryde to operate from Ryde to Binstead. Anyone for Wootton will need to head into Newport.”
UPDATE: An Isle of Wight Police spokesperson said: “We were called at 1.50pm to reports of a two vehicle collision on Elenors Grove, Ryde. Police and ambulance are on scene, and there is a road closure from the Fishbourne Lane junction, and to Binstead Hill.
“A man is being treated for serious injuries and will be taken to Southampton General Hospital.”
Wightlink has advised customers: “Due to a serious road traffic collision in Elenors Grove, Fishbourne, local police have closed the road and access to our port is only from the Newport direction. Some customers may experience a delay.”
Update from Isle of Wight NHS Trust: “We sent two ambulances and one officer to the scene and the patient was transported to the mainland via air ambulance.”
Update 5pm: One of the vehicles involved was a Tesco delivery van. A Tesco spokesperson said: “We’re sorry to hear about this accident and send our best wishes to the drivers involved. We will be supporting our colleague and the emergency services.”