A man and a woman are in hospital after a car crashed into a house in Blacon this morning (Thursday, February 18).

Emergency services remain on Blacon Avenue following the incident which happened at about 9.30am and two people, a man and a woman, were taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital.

A passer-by said he had heard the male driver of the car, who is said to live at the property, had suffered a heart attack at the wheel, causing the vehicle to crash into the house where a woman, believed to be the man's wife, was in the living room.

It is thought the man is currently in a critical condition but it is not known yet how extensive the woman's injuries are. The passer-by added that they are a 'lovely couple' who are well known in the area.

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Concerns have also been expressed about the safety of the property, and structural engineers have been dispatched to the scene because the front of the house is unstable.

One resident said: "I am worried about what will happen to the house when the car is removed because from what you can see, it doesn't look safe at all."

Blacon Avenue had been closed as emergency services dealt with the incident but traffic site Inrix said it has since been reopened.