A DRIVER was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition this afternoon after crashing while having a 'serious medical emermgency'. 

Police attended the incident at Old Road, in Headington, at the turn for Churchill Drive towards the Churchill Hospital, following reports of a crash at 12pm.

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A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "It would appear the driver has suffered a medical episode and the car then left the road colliding with a stationary vehicle."

A South Central Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We received a 999 call at 11:56 with the caller reporting a collision between a car and a stationary vehicle on Old Road, Headington, outside the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

"We sent two ambulances and two rapid response vehicles to the incident as it was also reported that the driver of the car had suffered a serious medical emergency at the wheel."

He added following initial treatment at the scene, the driver was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in a 'life-threatening condition'.

Buses were diverted from the Headington road following the crash but traffic feeds now show the route has cleared.