A CAR crashed into the side of a bungalow in Benfleet on Wednesday evening.

Police were called out to the scene in Thundersley Park Road near the junction with Bread and Cheese Hill just after 7pm after receiving reports a black Ford Fiesta had flipped upside down and careered into the derelict building.

Firefighters from Rayleigh Weir fire station were also called to the scene to help retrieve the vehicle and make the property safe with the help of a structural engineer.

At present it has not been confirmed whether anyone was injured or taken to hospital as a result of the crash.