A motorcyclist has sustained what police are calling serious injuries following a crash on the Isle of Wight in the early hours of this morning (Monday).

As previously reported by the County Press, police were called to the main road between Lake and Shanklin, at 3.32am.

The collision happened on Sandown Road between its junctions with Cemetery Road and Littlestairs Road.

The road was shut, in both directions, for the majority of the morning.

Read more: Crash closes main road between Lake and Shanklin

Drivers were unable to access Skew Bridge.

The road has since reopened.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary has confirmed the collision involved one vehicle — a motorcycle.

The rider has been taken to hospital having suffered serious injuries, police said.