A VAN driver who crashed off the motorway after collision ended up trapped in his vehicle upside down and had to be rescued by firefighters.

The man lost control of the van and drove off the M40 just north of Oxford just after 6.30pm on Wednesday after a collision with another vehicle.

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Fire crews from Bicester and Kidlington worked with colleagues from Thames Valley Police and traffic officers from Highways England to rescue the driver from the crashed car that was hidden by vegetation between junctions 8a (Wheatley) and 9 (Bicester).

Emergency services managed to reach the van over the bank and were able to release the driver into the care of South Central Ambulance Service.