Shortly before 10AM this morning, Fire and Rescue NSW crews were alerted to reports of a vehicle had crashed into a shop on Darwin Street.

Crews from Cessnock arrived on scene to find a single vehicle had ploughed into the front of a store, trapping the driver inside the car. As a result of the crash, the structural integrity of the shop had been severely impacted.

Firefighters are currently working with specialist engineers to render the building safe.

The driver of the vehicle has been safely extricated from the car and was treated on scene by NSW Ambulance.