Eyewitnesses saw an 'elderly gentleman' crash into the side of the Pizza Hut building in High Wycombe yesterday afternoon.

Police, fire and rescue and ambulance services were called to Ryemead Way, near the entrance to Wycombe Retail Park yesterday, Tuesday, May 8.

A car had crashed into the side of a Pizza Hut restaurant, leaving debris scattered along the pavement and roadside.

Staff at Pizza Hut declined to comment on what happened but said it had taken place in the "late afternoon" and had negatively impacted business.

A spokesperson for the Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said a man had been taken out of the car when one appliance and crew arrived.

Adding: "He was cared for by a medical professional before being passed into the care of the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS).

Bucks Free Press:

"The firefighters used a ventilation fan to help clear smoke from the building.

"Buckinghamshire Council was notified, and a structural engineer was requested."

A spokesperson for SCAS said a team "discharged the driver into the care of Thames Valley Police at the scene".

Wycombe residents speculated about what caused the crash on Facebook, with several eyewitnesses suggesting that an "elderly gentleman" had driven into the side of the restaurant.

Some believed he had suffered a "seizure or a stroke" while driving, but one commenter said he "looked ok" when they saw him "walking (over) to the paramedics".

A photo captured soon after the crash shows multiple ambulance vehicles, a police car and a fire engine near the building.

Emergency services temporarily closed Ryemead Way in the immediate aftermath of the incident, while the passenger was helped from the car.

Thames Valley Police has been contacted for comment.