EMERGENCY services were called out to a Barrow street after a driver crashed their car into the front of a house.

Police, two ambulances and a fire crew attended a two-vehicle collision in Ainslie Street, Barrow around 11pm on Monday night.

A Honda Estate was one of two cars involved in the road traffic collision.

The car smashed through the house's forecourt before coming to a halt just feet away from main wall. A second car, a Citroen C4, had also mounted the pavement and sustained serious damage.

A spokeswoman for Cumbria Police said: "Police were contacted at 11.08pm on Monday evening to a two-vehicle road traffic collision on Ainslie Street, Barrow.

"Involved in the collision was a Honda Estate and a Citroen C4. One of the drivers sustained an injury and was taken to Furness General Hospital."

Roger Exley, Barrow Fire Station manager, confirmed a fire crew attended the collision to ensure the vehicle and building was safe.

He said: "The occupants of both vehicles were out when we arrived. Our job was just to make sure the vehicles and the building were safe."

A witness drove past the incident around 11.30pm.

She said: "There were two cars involved in the accident. One went to hospital for checks and the other driver was fine."

A spokeswoman for North West Ambulance Service said: "Two ambulances were in attendance. Two patients were involved in the accident, one of which went to hospital with minor injuries. The second patient decided they did not want to go to hospital."

Dave Pidduck, Barrow Borough Councillor, said: "A lot of streets in the town now are very narrow due to on-street parking.

"Drivers need to take extra precautions and care when driving, especially at night. It's very hard to see pedestrians wearing dark clothing out in the evening. I'm pleased that no one was seriously injured in the collision.

"I can't imagine how distressing the event must've been for the owner of the house but I'm pleased no one was seriously hurt."