AIR AMBULANCE SCRAMBLED FOLLOWING MAIN ROAD CRASH AT FISHBOURNE


AIR AMBULANCE SCRAMBLED FOLLOWING MAIN ROAD CRASH AT FISHBOURNE A road traffic collision on Elenors Grove/Quarr Hill near Fishbourne has resulted in the main Newport to Ryde road being closed this afternoon (Tuesday).  It is understood the incident has occurred on the bend near to Quarr Abbey. As a result, the main road (A3054) has been closed in both directions.

Multiple emergency service vehicles are currently responding to the incident, including police and ambulance crews.

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AIR AMBULANCE SCRAMBLED FOLLOWING MAIN ROAD CRASH AT FISHBOURNE

UPDATE @ 14:20 – The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is currently inbound to the island and expected to land near to the scene shortly. The road has been closed from The Cedars traffic light junction with Station Road in Wootton through to the top of Binstead Hill. UPDATE @ 14:30 – The air ambulance has now landed at the scene with flying doctors currently giving medical treatment to those involved, assisted by the local ambulance crews.

AIR AMBULANCE SCRAMBLED FOLLOWING MAIN ROAD CRASH AT FISHBOURNE

Traffic is extremely heavy in the area with vehicles backing up along the entire length of Fishbourne Lane to the ferry terminal.

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AIR AMBULANCE SCRAMBLED FOLLOWING MAIN ROAD CRASH AT FISHBOURNE

Stationary traffic has been reported through Binstead towards Ryde and through Wootton towards Racecourse Roundabout. Firestone Copse is also at a standstill in places, including Newnham Lane. Southern Vectis Routes 4 and 9 are unable to serve between Ryde and Binstead and all of Wootton due to the incident.

Buses are 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.

The road is expected to remain closed for some time and motorists are advised to find alternative routes. UPDATE @ 14:50 – 1 person is being treated by paramedics at the roadside. Island Echo has been told that CPR is being carried out on the casualty. UPDATE @ 15:00 – A police spokesperson has said they were called to the incident, which has involved 2 vehicles, at 13:50.

The road closure has been moved to between Fishbourne Lane and Binstead Hill; allowing access to Wightlink ferry terminal at Fishbourne from the Newport side. They say a man is being treated for serious injuries and will be taken to Southampton General Hospital in due course. The road is expected to reopen at around 16:30.

UPDATE @ 17:20 – A man has been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital – but his condition is unknown at this time.

It has been confirmed that a Tesco delivery van was involved in the crash.

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AIR AMBULANCE SCRAMBLED FOLLOWING MAIN ROAD CRASH AT FISHBOURNE

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