Man airlifted to hospital after car collides with tree on A413

RTC at Lillingstone Dayrell on the A413.'131219M-B247
RTC at Lillingstone Dayrell on the A413.'131219M-B247

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 50s was seriously injured in a road traffic accident near Lillingstone Dayrell yesterday, Thursday.

The man had to be airlifted to hospital after his car collided with a tree on the A413 Towcester Road between Akeley and Lillingstone Dayrell.

The A413 was closed during the morning rush hour after police, fire and ambulance services were called to the scene just before 8am.

The blue Citroen C4 was travelling along the road at about at 7.55am when it left the road and collided with a tree.

Fire crews from Buckingham and Winslow used two sets of hydraulic rescue equipment to cut a man out of the vehicle and assisted paramedics.

The seriously injured man, who was the only person in the car, was taken to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital by air ambulance.

PC Matt Braddish said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have been travelling in the area at the time and witnessed this incident, and would ask them to come forward and speak to me as soon as possible.”

Contact PC Braddish via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at