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Two hurt after car crashes into Barrow chip shop

Emergency services are dealing with a one vehicle road traffic collision in Barrow.

Police were contacted today (5 October) at 7.34pm to a collision where a car collided with a chip shop on St Lukes Street.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “Two people, who were in the car, have been taken to hospital.

“The severity of their injuries are unconfirmed at this time.

“St Lukes Street and Moorfield Street are currently closed. Police have evacuated a number of nearby properties, as a precaution, whilst gas engineers assess the extent of the structural damage. Over 25 people have been evacuated at this time.”

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “Three fire engines attended a road traffic collision on Moorfield Street, Barrow-in-Furness.

“The incident involved a vehicle which had collided into a commercial property and ruptured the main gas pipe.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used dammit paste to stem the release of the gas until the arrival of cadent gas.

“Two casualties, who were released prior to the arrival of the fire service, were transferred to hospital and crews were engaged at scene for approximately two hours.”

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