A MOTORCYCLIST was involved in a collision with a car in Ashey this afternoon (Saturday).

The police, the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and the air ambulance are involved in the rescue operation on Ashey Road, just off the Downs road.

They were called to the scene at 4.39pm. 

The condition of the motorcyclist, a male, is not known at this stage. Paramedics are still at the accident scene.

The road is currently closed in both directions

More to follow.

UPDATE 7.30pm: Ashey Road reopened. The casualty was transferred by air ambulance to a mainland hospital.