THREE people have been injured in a crash on the M40 this afternoon.

All have been taken to hospital with one sustaining serious injuries.

The crash happened at 2.10pm on the M40 northbound between junction 4 and 5.

The northbound carriageway remains closed at this time and the southbound has one lane running, with further lanes set to be opened shortly.

Investigating officer, PC Chris Fallon of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit based at Taplow, said: “We are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to please come forward.

“Additionally we are asking anyone who has a dash-cam and was travelling on the M40 at around 2.10pm between junctions 4 and 5 in either direction to check their footage and please get in touch if you think it will aid our investigation.

“We are aware that a number of vehicles may have been travelling at speed on this stretch of the M40 prior to this incident and we are asking anyone who may have seen this to please also get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 710 23/02/20.