Car crashes through railings and gets wedged outside historic Bath hotel

The car crashed through the railings and became wedged Credit: ITV News

A car has overturned after crashing through the railings of an historic Bath hotel.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service were called to Francis Hotel at 4:45am on Sunday 19 March, where they found an overturned car in the basement alley that separates the hotel from the street.

Firefighters rescued one person who had become stuck in the wedged car, but no one is believed to have been seriously injured.

One man had already freed himself from the car when the emergency services arrived.

The scene of the crash Credit: Beautiful Bath/Tourist Heaven

The hotel which have remained open for business said: "We can confirm that a car was involved in an incident outside The Francis Hotel, Bath, part of Sutton Hotel Collection on Sunday 19 March around 4.45am.

"Fortunately none of the occupants sustained serious injuries and we wish them a full recovery. In addition, none of our guests or staff were involved in any way."

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "We were called to the Francis Hotel in Queen Square after reports a vehicle had left the road and was trapped.

“We sent two appliances to the incident and they discovered the car with one young male who had self-rescued and another person who was trapped. 

"We assisted in rescuing him on behalf of the ambulance using a turn-table ladder and a line rescue system.

“He was then treated by the ambulance. We worked with the hotel to make sure their business was not affected.”

They added: “There were definitely no fatalities and almost definitely no bad injuries.”