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.
- Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
Send your Letter to the Editor: What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter for publication here
11:20am Monday 28th July 2014
What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.
- Our top stories
Update: Bullfinch: More than 350 youngsters potential abuse victims as campaigner calls for action not apologies
7:46am Monday 2nd March 2015
MORE than 350 youngsters in Oxfordshire have been identified as potential victims of groomers, the Oxford Mail understands.
2:01pm Monday 2nd March 2015
International rap superstar Kanye West is expected in Oxford this afternoon for a talk at the Museum of Natural History.
9:00am Monday 2nd March 2015
THE SKELETON of a woman thought to be nearly 400 years old has been unearthed at an Oxford college.
8:44am Monday 2nd March 2015
PUPILS across the county will find out today whether they have got their first-choice of school as Oxfordshire County Council issues places for secondary schools today.
8:30am Monday 2nd March 2015
TWO dancing grannies took over the streets of Oxford as the city’s main annual dance festival got into full swing.
8:30am Monday 2nd March 2015
PLANS for new legislation following the death of a Headington boy will be announced by the Minister for Health this week.