The driver of a Vauxhall Corsa which smashed into a barber shop was an “elderly lady”, according to an eyewitness.

The red hatchback knocked over a bollard and crashed into the glass front of Millbrook Barbers in Grove yesterday (Tuesday, January 23).

Broken glass and debris were scattered across the floor of a shop filled with staff and customers at the time.

READ MORE: Reading man caught with knife in Oxford's Worcester Street

Emergency services, including police officers, fire service, and an ambulance, rushed to the scene in Millbrook Square.

Residents and traders in the village near Wantage have been left shocked by the crash which happened at around noon.

Oxford Mail: Pictures show a Vauxhall Corsa has crashed into Millbrook Barbers in Grove

Tracey Symm, who works in Munchies of Grove, a cafe nearby the barber shop, has been left worried by the crash.

“I’m a bit concerned about why it’s happened,” she told the Oxford Mail.

“Of course it is an elderly lady but I can’t understand why she’s gone off the road, through a bollard, and into the shop.

“I didn’t hear it. The first thing I saw was when I looked out the window and saw the damage.”

Ms Symm said that Egertons Recovery had towed the vehicle away and emergency services had left the scene by 1.30pm.

The front shutters of the barber shop have since been put up, she added.

Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service have been contacted for more information about the incident.

Millbrook Barbers declined to comment.

Eyewitness Benji Jones said: “All I saw was police shutting the car park and a ambulance parked side across the hairdressers."

Sarah Pettis added: “It must have been a very frightening experience for all involved and a very worrying time for their family and friends.”

Julie Shearman said: “I hope no one was hurt.”

READ MORE: Botley drug dealer gets jail sentence at Oxford Crown Court

The incident has come just two days after a Vauxhall SUV crashed into two restaurants in Iffley Road in Oxford.

Turtle Pizza Cafe and Tsang’s Kitchen were significantly damaged in the early hours crash on Sunday morning.

Ying Xie, 39, who runs Tsang’s Kitchen with her husband Roy Tsang, 44, has been left “scared” by the ordeal.

She and her husband were sleeping above the Chinese restaurant when they felt the building move from the impact.

Already this year, there have been several serious crashes in Oxfordshire causing injuries and deaths.

Since January 1, the county has seen six fatal crashes, including one where a female pedestrian was hit by a lorry on the M40.