A CAR and motorbike have crashed on the Military Road this afternoon (Wednesday).

An Isle of Wight Ambulance Service spokesperson said two vehicles, an ambulance and an ambulance car, were called to the scene shortly before 4pm.

Emergency 999 calls were received from several members of the public, said the spokesperson.

The crash happened near Compton Bay.

Southern Vectis said its Route 12 services would be diverted via the Middle Road.

UPDATED 17:12: One casualty has been taken to hospital, according to the Friends of Freshwater Fire Station, who share these pictures on Facebook.

Freshwater firefighters were called to the scene as co-responders, together with the Needles Coastguard Rescue Team.

UPDATED 17:29: An Isle of Wight Ambulance spokesperson confirmed the casualty, a man, was the motorbike rider.

UPDATED THURSDAY 09:07: Police have confirmed the motorbike was involved in a collision with a Fiat Ducato.

The rider's injuries were described as not life-threatening.