A motorcyclist has suffered what police are calling serious injuries following a crash near Chessell on the Isle of Wight.

As previously reported by the County Press, emergency services were called to The Middle Road at 1.42pm.

The road was closed for a time but has since reopened.

Read more: Crash causing delays on The Middle Road

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary said the collision involved a motorbike and a transit van.

The rider of the bike has suffered serious injuries, police said.

(Image: IWCP)

(Image: IWCP)

Officers remain at the scene, awaiting the recovery of the vehicles.

Traffic wanting to get to or from Hulverstone, via the B3399, is being diverted via Brook Road.