Police close road on downs following collision

Police have closed Knighton Shute following a two-vehicle collision. Emergency services have been mobilised to the incident Drivers have been asked to respect the road closure and seek an alternative route.

The incident occurred on a downhill bend close to the junction with the Downs Road when a Ford Fusion collided with a Toyota Rav4.

Update: 11.00

Two fire appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene of the head-on collision. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance has also been sent to the incident given the nature of the collision, and the woman in one of the vehicles is understood to be medically trapped

Update 11.25

The drivers involved were treated by medics at the scene.

Officers from the Hampshire Constabulary joint armed response road policing unit has advised drivers to take the cold into account while out on the roads, as conditions can be slippery in patches.