A WOMAN had a lucky escape after a car crashed into the front door of her Tranmere home this afternoon.

Charlotte Wade was sitting in the front room of the property in Holt Hill when the incident took place just after midday.

The vehicle crashed through a barrier and hit the door, damaging surrounding brickwork.

Its driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

The building is now currently assessed by structural engineers from the council.

A shocked Miss Wade, who has lived in the house for four years, told the Globe: “I was sat on the couch when the car hit the house.

“I had a very lucky escape, climbed over the car to get to safety.

“It was a life or death situation. I was very shaken up.”

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman told the Globe: "Officers received reports that a car had gone through the barriers on the road and into the front window of a residential property.

"Merseyside Fire and Rescue, North West Ambulance Service and Wirral Council are currently in attendance.

"The public are advised to use other routes where possible whilst officers deal with the incident."

A spokesperson for Wirral Council said: "A council building control officer has been on scene today following the incident and is assisting emergency services in ensuring the building is made safe."