A CAR crashed through railings outside the entrance to a Hampshire university.

No-one is thought to have been injured in the accident, which occurred at Solent University in East Park Terrace in Southampton at around 8.30pm on Wednesday.

A passer-by said: "A car went through the pillars in front of the university - I can't imagine what might have happened if there had been students standing there at the time.

"Apparently some people had entered the building a few minutes before the accident happened."

A spokesperson for the university said: “A road traffic incident on Wednesday night caused some damage to the front entrance of the university's Michael Andrews building and the area has now been cordoned off and made safe. 

"The university's estates and facilities team is currently working on arranging repairs in order to get the area back to normal as soon as possible. 

"The incident caused damage to entrance step handrails, and also to some bollards which separate the public footpath and University land, and mark the change in level.”

A police spokesman added: "We were called just after 8.30pm with a report that a vehicle had crashed through a barrier on East Park Terrace. Enquiries are ongoing."