Car crashes into house in Brightlingsea
- Credit: Sarah Lucy brown
Emergency services were called to Brightlingsea after a car crashed into a house this afternoon.
The East of England Ambulance Service was called to the incident, in the High Street, at 2.32pm.
An Essex Police spokesman said officers had been called to reports a blue Nissan Almera had collided with a number of vehicles and a house in Victoria Place, which leads onto the High Street.
The ambulance service’s Hazardous Area Response Team was sent to the scene, as well as a rapid response vehicle, ambulance, ambulance officer and the Essex Air Ambulance.
Initial reports suggest a man in his 70s was in the car but did not receive life-threatening injuries. He has been taken to hospital.
Drivers are being urged to avoid the area between New Street and Tower Street.
Fire crews from Brightlingsea and Wivenhoe attended the crash and released one person who was trapped using specialist cutting equipment.
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The casualty was freed by 3.09pm.
Enquiries are continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.