TWO people were taken to hospital with suspected minor injuries following two car crashes on the Island this evening (Thursday).

The first three vehicle collision occurred at around 5pm between Blackwater and Merstone on the main road through Merstone. One person was taken to St Mary's Hospital, Newport following the crash.

The second incident took place on Ashey Road near Ryde at around 7pm when a car landed-up on its roof. Paramedics took a casualty to hospital but the person was not seriously injured.