A DRIVER was taken to hospital after losing control of his car and 'demolishing' a garden wall.

Paramedics, police and the fire service were alerted to the crash on Pitts Lane in Earley at around 4pm on Wednesday.

The male driver received treatment at the scene from South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) and is believed to have been travelling at high speed.

A white car was seen leaving the road and the driver managed to exit the vehicle with the help of firefighters.

Watch manager Darren Barrett from Wokingham Road said: "We attended the single-car collision at about 4pm.

"The car left the road and hit a garden wall. We believe he was driving at high speed and the police are investigating.

"He hit the wall with enough force to demolish it. We assisted SCAS with the removal of the casualty, but we did not need to use any cutting equipment.

"The car was obviously heavily damaged, but we were unsure of the nature of his injuries when we left."

A spokesman for SCAS later confirmed a 25-year-old man was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital as a precautionary measure, with no obvious signs of injury.

He added: "We were called at 3.50pm with the caller reporting a car had collided with a parked car and then gone off the road into a brick wall.

"We sent a paramedic team leader in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance emergency response vehicle to the scene."