MOTORISTS have been urged to take extra care on the roads in the months leading up to winter following a head-on crash in West Oxfordshire yesterday afternoon.

Two drivers had to be freed from their cars following the smash on the A4095 in North Leigh.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has since warned motorists over the low-lying sun which can daze drivers at this time of year.

Crews were able to release the male driver of the first car before using specialist cutting equipment to remove the roof of the second vehicle to safely release the female driver.

One driver was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with potentially serious injuries, according to a South Central Ambulance Service spokesman.

The other received treatment at the scene. 

A fire service spokesman said: "Working closely with our partner agencies crews, using specialist cutting equipment, we swiftly released one adult male from his vehicle before removing the roof of the second vehicle to safely release one adult female.

"Both occupants were then handed over to South Central Ambulance Service for treatment and transportation to hospital.

"During the months leading up to winter, drivers should take extra care as the sun will be lower in the sky which can result in drivers becoming dazed."

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Fire crews from Witney, Eynsham Fire Station and the rescue tender from Kidlington as well as police and paramedics were called to the scene.

It had previously been reported that just one driver needed to be freed.