THREE people have been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash on the outskirts of Carisbrooke this afternoon (Wednesday).

Emergency service teams have been called to the scene on Whitcombe Road, near Gatcombe.

Traffic delays have been reported, and the 5.55pm Route 6 bus will not serve Carisbrooke or Gatcombe.

A spokesperson for Isle of Wight Police said: "At 4.34pm, we were called to Whitcombe Road following reports of a two vehicle collision.

“We received reports of minor injuries, and three people have been taken to hospital for treatment.

“Whitcombe Road has been closed while the emergency services deal with the incident, and traffic is being diverted.

“Road users are advised to find another route. Police remain at the scene.”