AN ARDROSSAN street was closed off after a car crashed into the front of a house.

Police erected a cordon around the streets surrounding St Margaret's Road due to a gas leak caused by the collision, which happened at around 11.45am on Thursday, September 1.

Eyewitness reports, which have now been verified by police, suggest no one was harmed as a result of the incident.

One person who was present at the scene told the Herald that the ambulance service took the driver of the vehicle to hospital.

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They also said that the householder was not present at the time of the crash.

Present at the scene were police officers, who were on duty to secure the area. While fire crews were also in attendance, and moved the vehicle away from the building to reveal the extent of the damage they were dealing with.

Upon moving the vehicle, the area of the house this collided with was extensively damaged, and the window above the affected area had also been knocked out of place.

Staff from gas distributions company SGN were also at the scene to deal with the gas leak the crash had caused.

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Soon after the crash, the smell of gas in the area "could knock you out" according to one passer-by.

This smell had cleared when the Herald reached the scene later in the day, but returned briefly when the front door and window of the property were opened to allow any trapped gas to escape.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 11.45am on Thursday, 1 September, 2022, police were called to St Margaret’s Road in Ardrossan, following a report of a car crashing into a building.

"A cordon was erected for a short time, as a precaution, due to a gas leak.

"There were no reported serious injuries.”

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A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 11.46am on Thursday, September 1 to reports of an incident involving a car and a property at St Margaret’s Road, Ardrossan.

“Operations Control immediately mobilised two appliances and crews are currently still at the scene ensuring the area is safe.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 11:49 to attend an incident on St Margaret's Road in Ardrossan.

"One ambulance and one special operations response team (SORT) attended the scene and one patient was transported to Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock.”

While Bradley Barlow, spokesperson for gas distribution company SGN commented: "Earlier today, we attended St. Margaret’s Road in Ardrossan at the request of the emergency services following reports of a vehicle striking a property. We carried out safety checks, made the site safe and left shortly after."