Police have cordoned off one lane in Kingston Road in Portsmouth after a car hit a set of traffic lights narrowly missing a convenience shop at just after 2pm today.
A woman driver was treated at the scene with injuries that are not thought to be serious.
Police are currently controlling the traffic at the junction of New Road and Kingston Road whilst fire crews from Southsea make the area safe.
The owner of Tony's food store said, "I was upstairs in my flat while workers were downstairs and I heard a loud crash and at first I thought the scaffolding had fallen. It sounded like a bomb going off. The worker came running upstairs saying a customer had nearly been hit by a car that had crashed through the barriers and nearly into the shop. It was all very scary. I am just so glad everyone was okay."
The VW Touran was wedged between a barrier and the shop and fire crews are attempting to make the area safe whilst Police direct traffic.
Firefighters removed the safety barriers whilst specialists from Boarhunt Garage winched the damaged vehicle onto the accident recovery unit.