Serious crash closes main road near Bicester

Two drivers were seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash near Bicester today (Thursday).
Two drivers were seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash near Bicester today (Thursday).

A driver was trapped in his vehicle folllowing a three-vehicle crash which closed the A4421 between Bicester and Finmere this morning (Thursday).

Emergency services were called at about 6.45am to the road near Newton Purcell, with firefighters from Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire along a rescue tender from Kidlington attending the scene.

Crews were faced with the completely blocked by a lorry and two vans, with part of the lorry’s load strewn across the road, one injured driver on the roadside and another trapped in the wreckage of his van.

Together with colleagues at South Central Ambulance Services, who were also on the scene, a combined rescue operation was carried out where crews treated the casualties.

They also used hydraulic rescue equipment to release the trapped driver so both could be taken to hospital.

One suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital in Milton Keynes and the other suffered leg injuries and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Stuart Garner, group manager from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, attended the scene, and said: “All those emergency responders from the different services on scene quickly worked in unison in a well-controlled manner to ensure the initial emergency phase was swiftly dealth with to the maximum benefit of those who had unfortunately been injured.”

Thames Valley Police were also called to the scene and collision investigation officers are trying to establish the cause of the crash.

The road is still currently closed due to oil and debris having to be removed, and diversion are in place.