Man cut from car following collision near North Aston

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A MAN was seriously injured and had to be cut from his car following a collision between a car and a four-wheel drive.

At around 5.20pm on January 5, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the accident at the Duns Tew/ North Aston crossroads on the A4260.

Crews from Banbury, Deddington, and Kidlington attended the incident.

The male driver of the car was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be cut from his car using hydraulic cutting equipment.

Another man in the car, who had managed to free himself from the vehicle before firefighters arrived, was treated at the scene for minor injuries by crews from South Central Ambulance Service.

The driver was taken to hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.

Station manager David Bray of Oxon Fire and Rescue Service said: “The extrication was extremely challenging due to the nature of the impact and deformation of the vehicle, however crews worked tirelessly to release the driver.

“Whilst the driver has sustained very serious injuries, it is amazing that the outcome was not so much worse, and it is hoped that in time he will make a full recovery.”

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is promoting its safety campaign 365 Alive where it aims to reduce 365 deaths, save £100m and educate 840,000 people over a 10 year period.

More information is available on www.365alive.co.uk.