An elderly woman has been taken to hospital after a car crashed into a building in Dorchester.

Three crews of firefighters were sent to help the woman after reports of the crash on High Street in Fordington came in at about 10am yesterday.

Firefighters from Weymouth and Dorchester used hydraulic rescue equipment to release the elderly woman from a vehicle that had driven into a building.

A spokesman from Dorchester Fire Station said: "Both crews, supported by a crew from Weymouth, were sent this morning to an incident in Fordington, where a vehicle had left the road and become precariously balanced against a property. Firefighters stabilised the vehicle and used hydraulic cutting equipment to assist the ambulance service to release the driver."

Once she was released, the woman was taken to hospital.

The vehicle has been recovered and the fire service has said that no major damage was caused.