AN ACCIDENT between a car and a small van has happened at Newport Road, Apse Heath, at around 11.40am today (Wednesday).

Fire crews from Shanklin and Ryde are at the scene, and one male passenger is understood to be trapped in the van.

Southern Vectis has reported that route 8 is currently delayed due to the accident and the IW County Press understands the road has been closed.

UPDATED 3.07pm

Two ambulances were sent to the scene and two people were taken to St Mary's Hospital for treatment.

The road has now opened.