A CAR has caused devastating damage after it smashed through the wall of a library near Southampton.

Emergency services were called the incident at Hythe Library in Pylewell Road just before midday.

Both occupants of the car were uninjured and could exit the vehicle, but then became trapped in the library.

Daily Echo: The car that smashed into Hythe Library. Photos: Hardley Fire Station/Twitter

Hardley Fire Station posted to Twitter: "Bells down 11.17am to a car gone through Hythe library wall, both casualties got out the car without injuries but then were trapped in the library!

"Crews after using the tirfor to stabilise the car, tunnelled through to give IEC to the casualties then forced entry to get them out."

The Echo has contacted Hampshire police, fire and ambulance services for more information.