A THREE-car crash on the A40 left a man needing hospital treatment for serious leg injuries.
The road was closed for more than three hours in both directions after a red Ford Mondeo, silver Mercedes and grey Peugeot crashed at about 1pm yesterday.
Three people were taken to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment – one with serious leg injuries. The injuries of the other two are unknown.
Traffic was backed up to the B4022 Witney East and to the B4449 Eynsham Roundabout after police closed the road causing tailbacks to Long Hanborough.
The road was re-opened at about 4.45pm.
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters freed a man trapped in one of the cars. The Thames Valley and Chiltern air ambulance was called but land ambulances took the three to hospital. A witness said the accident happened where the A40 carriageway narrowed near Eynsham.
The crash marked a day of chaos for some Oxfordshire commuters yesterday.
Botley Road was partially blocked after a blue Honda crashed into traffic lights near McDonalds at 7.20am.
At Reading two broken down trains caused delays for several hours on First Great Western and CrossCounty services between Oxford and London and the south coast.
At 6.20am a Volkswagen Polo crashed into a ditch on the M40 southbound between junction 7 and Junction 6 near Milton Common.
On Tuesday a pedestrian in his 20s was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital after a collision with a car in Barns Road at 6pm.
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