TWO people remain seriously injured in hospital after a car crash in a residential area of Barrow.

Two men are in a serious but not life-threatening condition after crashing into St Luke’s Chippy in St Luke’s Street, police said.

The car is understood to have been travelling along Moorfield Street towards Risedale Road at the time.

Police, fire crews and paramedics were called out to St Luke’s Street on Saturday at 7.24pm after a motorist crashed into St Luke’s Chippy.

St Luke’s Street and Moorfield Street were closed for more than four hours and more than 25 residents were evacuated while emergency services fixed a punctured gas pipe which had sparked fears of a gas explosion.

A police spokeswoman said: “Both individuals are in a serious but not life-threatening condition.

“No arrests have been made at this point.”

Residents reported hearing a loud bang with one feeling her house shake through the force of the impact.

Some onlookers helped the two injured people out of the vehicle.

The fish and chip shop is understood to be closed while structural engineers are able to assess the damage.

A spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance said: “We were called just after 7.30pm on Saturday evening.

“Two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were sent out.

“One man in his 30s sustained back and head injuries.

“Another sustained a leg injury.

“Both were taken by ambulance to Furness General Hospital.”