Police were called to the scene of a serious road traffic incident on Monday night.

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A car collided with a row of shops in Market Street, Heckmondwike, causing substantial damage.

The T&A understands that two people were injured in the incident.

People took to social media to warn others to avoid the area as the accident looked severe.

The road had to be closed in both directions and structural experts are being called to the scene to assess the safety of the damaged property.

One observer said: "It doesn't look good."

Police are yet to release a statement on the incident.