Four hospitalised after car smashes into house and erupts in flames

This was the dramatic scene after a car smashed through the side of a house and burst into flames.

Four people were hospitalised when the white VW Golf crashed into the home in York in the early hours of Sunday.

The vehicle can be seen in pictures wedged inside the house in the north of the city after punching a hole in one of the walls

A man who was in the living room at the time was taken to hospital with serious lower limb injuries, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said.

His wife and young child escaped unharmed as flames sprang out of the car, according to the fire service.

There were three people in the Golf, who were all taken to hospital with head injuries, the service said.

Three fire crews were sent to tackle the blaze which had spread to the house.

See also  UK tightens coronavirus testing for inbound travellers, adds Nigeria to red list