Driver cut free from M40 crash


Crews from Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington sent to accident between junctions 10 and 11

A driver had to be cut free from his car after a single vehicle accident on the M40 last night (Thursday).    The car had ploughed into the crash barriers between junctions 10 and 11.

Two people had been travelling in the vehicle on the northbound carriageway.

Firefighters from Bicester, Banbury and Kidlington were all called to the scene.    They used hydraulic cutting gear to free the driver.

Writing on social media Oxford Fire and Rescue said the two occupants of the car were fortunate not to have life threatening injuries.    They highlighted that the crash barrier had absorbed a huge amount of force from the collision.

They said: “We would like to highlight our fatal 4 road safety messages which are always wear a seatbelt, don’t become distracted while driving, don’t drive over the set speed limits and never drink or use drugs when you are driving.”

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