Two seriously injured as car crashes into bar

The Nook cocktail bar in Weymouth which has a black sign and door with steps leading up to the door. There is an outside seating are with wooden seats and tables at the front with a metal structure above it that looks like it could hold a canopy
The vehicle crashed into The Nook bar on The Esplanade [BBC]

Two people suffered serious injuries when a car crashed into a beachfront cocktail bar.

The vehicle crashed into The Nook bar on The Esplanade in Weymouth, Dorset, at about 12:20 BST.

The road had been closed by police but it has now reopened.

Two fire crews attended the scene and secured a metal canopy which the vehicle hit.

David Court stood outside the bar where the crash happened, traffic cones can be seen in the background behind him
David Court was at the bar when the incident happened [BBC]

David Court was at the bar when the crash happened, he had been doing some maintenance and was taking his tools back to his van.

He said: "The car just came out of nowhere, I couldn't tell you what sort of speed it was doing but it just mounted the curb and run into the outside area of the bar."

He added that he believes metal bars in the outside seating area helped to slow the vehicle down.

An air ambulance was also at the scene however Mr Court said he did not see anyone get into the helicopter.

He praised the fast response of the emergency services and the community spirit of neighbouring local businesses who have offered tables and chairs to the bar so that it has been able to reopen to customers.

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