The Pizza Hut restaurant on Ryemead Way in High Wycombe remains closed after an ‘elderly man’ crashed his car into it earlier this week.

The car crashed into the side of the restaurant at the entrance of Wycombe Retail Park at around 3:40pm on Tuesday, May 8.

Police, fire and ambulance services were called to the road, where they temporarily shut off access before reopening it around an hour later.

A man who some eyewitnesses described as “elderly” was helped from the vehicle and attended by the South Central Ambulance Service before being left in the care of Thames Valley Police.

Speaking on Tuesday, a member of staff at Pizza Hut said the crash had negatively impacted business, with passersby understandably put off by the dramatic-looking crime scene.

However, the restaurant was shut shortly after the crash and remains so as of Friday, May 10.

A spokesperson for Pizza Hut said: "Firstly, we would like to send our best wishes to the driver for a speedy recovery.

"We are currently assessing the building damage and working with the landlord to reopen as quickly as possible and can confirm that no team members or guests were injured in the incident."

Some eyewitnesses suggested that the driver had suffered a “seizure or stroke” while driving, but one person said he “looked ok” while “walking (over) to the paramedics”.

An earlier version of this article stated that the Pizza Hut restaurant on Ryemead Way had reopened following the car crash. This was incorrect and has now been amended.