Police investigations are continuing this afternoon after a car crashed into a house in Lowestoft in the early hours, leaving a man seriously injured.

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Structural engineers remain on the scene after a red Audi TT car careered into a house in Long Meadow Walk, Carlton Colville.

The vehicle has now been removed after it left the road about 1.45am this morning and crashed through a hedge, over two cars parked in a driveway and into the house.

The three people inside the home were not injured, and a police spokesman said that they have left the property until it is made safe.

The man, aged in his early 20s, has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after he had to be freed from the car as the vehicle was embedded several feet off the ground in the side of the property.

Emergency services were called to Long Meadow Walk at about 1.45am, following reports of a RTC involving one car that had gone into a house.

A police spokesman said that the Audi TT had left the road and crashed into a house.

Crews from Lowestoft South fire station and the East of England Ambulance Service attended, with firefighters arriving at the property by 1.52am. On arrival they found one person trapped with a possible gas leak from the house.

Amid fears of the gas leak, the road was closed while the trapped male motorist was freed from the wreckage and was released into the care of the ambulance service.

A police spokesman said: He was then taken to James Paget University Hospital (in Gorleston) with serious head injuries but has since been transferred to Addenbrookes Hospital where he remains this morning.

Fire crews remained at the scene for more than four hours, and structural engineers are now at the scene making the situation safe.

The road is now reopen, and police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident or the Audi driving prior to the collision to call the Serious Collisions Investigation Team on 101.

Check back on this website for more details later.

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