THERE have been reports of a two car crash on The Downs Road this morning (Thursday).

The incident took place near the junction with Knighton Shute at around 9am.

More to follow.

UPDATE 09:55

Three vehicles were involved in the crash and firefighters had to extricate one casualty from their vehicle.

A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said three crews were called out — one from Ryde and two from Newport, including a rescue support vehicle.

Firefighters extricated a casualty from one of the vehicles and the casualty was left in the care of the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.

Police closed the road in both directions, following the crash.

A police spokesperson said: "We were called at 9.12am to reports of a collision on Knighton Shute, at the junction with The Downs Road.

"An Audi A3, BMW and a Seat Ateca were involved.

"A closure is in place at The Hare and Hounds junction."

A woman has been taken to hospital with a neck injury.

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