An elderly driver caused a spectacle when his vehicle crashed into an opticians.

The man, aged 89, had only just started his automatic car when it ploughed into the front of Sussex Eyecare in Broad Street, Seaford.

It is thought up to 20,000 of damage was caused.

An onlooker described how the crowd applauded when the silver car was pulled out.

Daeron McGee, the owner of the opticians, said: "I was round the corner at my other shop and came back to see a car in my front window.

"The driver seems to be ok. Paramedics checked him over. He said he had a dizzy turn and hit the accelerator instead of the brake.

"Thankfully there was nobody in his way but I ve got an entire range of Oakleys and Ray Bans which have been demolished."