A CAR has crashed into a house on the A49 in Wellington, Herefordshire.

It was left embedded in the building, which had to be propped up by fire crews to make it safe.

An ambulance service spokesperson said paramedics were called to reports of the crash at 7.32pm yesterday.

One ambulance attended the crash scene, where the male driver of the car was assessed before being taken to hospital in Hereford by ambulance.

His injuries are not believed to be serious.

A woman was also assessed and was discharged by paramedics at the scene.

The A49 past the scene of the crash in Wellington was shut for several hours last night during the operation.

The closure was in place between Wellington and Moreton Business Park.

Temporary traffic lights are currently in place as one lane remains closed past the scene of the crash. Delays are expected.

Fire crews from Hereford, Leominster and Droitwich shored up the house inside and out because it was left severely unstable.

The front end of the car was lodged inside the house with the rear with the rear wheels suspended off the ground.

The car has now been removed, but the house has been severely damaged by the impact.

Police have confirmed that investigations are continuing into the crash this morning.