Bristol pub in danger of collapsing after car crashes into it

The car has caused significant structural damage to the building. Credit: Tim Heal

A Bristol pub is in danger of falling down after a car crashed into it.

The Toyota crashed into The Merchant Arms pub in the Hotwells area early this morning.

A structural engineer is at the scene doing safety assessments on the building's structure.

The incident took place in the early hours of the morning. Credit: Tim Heal

The A4 Merchants Road is closed Southbound and traffic in the area is slow.

Police say the road is set to remain closed through the morning rush hour and will hopefully re-open for lunchtime.

The Southbound section of Merchants Road has been closed until lunchtime. Credit: Tim Heal

The Merchants Arms say on Facebook that nobody was seriously hurt in the incident.