TWO people suffered 'potentially serious' injuries after a three-car crash in Abingdon yesterday morning. 

The collision happened shortly after 9am in Audlett Drive, prompting police to close the road for several hours on both sides. 

Emergency services including the air ambulance and fire crew attended, helping to free one person who was trapped in a car. 

One driver was quickly rescued from his vehicle, while fire crews had to use specialist cutting equipment to remove the doors to the other car in order to rescue the second driver.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service incident commander Steve Anderson said it was a very serious incident.

He added: "There had been a huge impact between two of the vehicles and the crews were under pressure to release the driver from one of the cars as a priority in order to get her the full medical treatment needed.

"Fire crews worked extremely hard and managed to release the trapped person as quickly as possible. 

"Our colleagues from South Central Ambulance and Thames Valley & Hampshire Air Ambulance then worked tirelessly to stabilise the medical condition of the driver at the roadside, before transporting them to hospital by Ambulance.

"Thames Valley Police also played a vital role in this incident by keeping the scene safe, and are now investigating the cause of the collision."

South Central Ambulance Service spokesman David Gallagher said paramedics were sent to the Eason Drive junction to deal with two patients, who 'both had potentially serious injuries'.

A woman thought to be in her 50s had suspected pelvic injuries, while the trapped person was thought to have internal injuries.

Both people were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. 

Traffic now appears to be moving on Audlett Drive following the earlier closure.