A suspected teenage drug driver has been arrested after eight people were injured — two seriously — in a head-on crash in Havenstreet on the Isle of Wight last night (Wednesday).

The crash involved a white Vauxhall Corsa and a white Skoda Rapid.

A man in his 70s, a passenger in the Skoda, suffered what police are calling potentially life-threatening injuries and is in hospital.

Another passenger in the same vehicle, a woman in her 60s from Ryde, also suffered serious injuries.

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Six others suffered minor injuries.

Police were called at 8.30pm to a collision at the junction of Firestone Copse Road and Main Road in Havenstreet.

The driver of the Corsa, a 17-year-old man from Newport, was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and for causing serious injury by careless driving.

He has been bailed until March 14.


He has now been bailed until April 2.