The Isle of Wight Fire and rescue service, the Isle of Wight ambulance service and Police are responding to a road traffic collision on Briddlesford Road at the Blacklands Lane junction this evening (Thursday).
Two vehicles a silver Vauxhall’s and a Silver BMW have been involved in the incident, which has closed the road in both directions. The driver of one vehicle has made off from the scene and a manhunt is underway to find the driver. A specialist Police search dog has been brought in to track the callous driver who has made off and left the driver and those onboard for death.
Fire crews from Newport and Ryde have used cutting equipment to free a woman who was trapped using cutting equipment. She is has suffered life-changing injuries.
Four other people have been treated by Paramedics from the Isle of Wight ambulance service.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance has landed in the middle of the road. The skilful pilot navigated the manding between two road signs
A large blue tarpaulin has been erected around the scene whilst medics treat the injured.
A second ambulance has taken a patient to St Mary’s hospital in New on the Isle of Wight
The woman has been treated by the flying medic and packaged for onward transportation to Southampton General Hospital.
Specialist Collision Investigation from Havant to investigate the circumstances of the collision, DNA samples are being taken and The National Police Air Service helicopter has circled in the skies working with the dog handler searching for the outstanding driver.
A hard road closure is in place and it expected to remain so for the rest of tonight and into the early hours.
Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.