THERE has been another serious crash on the M40 northbound this afternoon in which a woman suffered life-threatening injuries.

The crash, involving a silver Lexus and a bin lorry, occurred on the northbound carriageway between junction 8 and 8a.

Emergency services including the air ambulance were called the scene at around 2.50pm.

Police closed the northbound stretch of the road - it reopened about 6.15pm.

The woman, a passenger in the Lexus, suffered serious and life-threatening head and facial injuries has been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

A second passenger and the driver of the car were also taken to hospital with minor injuries. 

The southbound carriageway was temporarily closed to allow the air ambulance to land but has since been re-opened.

The incident happened about three miles north of yesterday's tragedy, which killed three people.

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Highways England have urged drivers to take care in the area. 

Police have appealed for witnesses.

Inspector Scott Long, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this collision to contact 101, quoting URN 745 (16/10).

“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the collision.

"Alternatively, you can visit and provide all the details there."

Yesterday, three people died near junction 7 after a car towing a caravan drove the wrong way along the motorway.

The scene at 4pm

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