A MAN was rescued after a head-on crash near Bicester.

The Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the incident at 6.20pm yesterday evening after two cars collided.

Two fire engines from Bicester and one from Oxford, plus a fire engine from MoD Bicester, attended at the B4011 Thame Road near Boarstal.

On arrival, firefighters found an injured woman who had managed to get out of the car and a male trapped in the passenger seat.

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Medically trained firefighters assisted the female driver while other firefighters stabilised the car, so it did not roll into an adjacent ditch.

Working with paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service, the crews cut the roof from the car to release the male passenger.

The driver of the second car was not seriously hurt in the crash.

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Station manager Andy Ford, from Thame, said: “This was a nasty collision with the two cars hitting each other head on.

“The fact that all the occupants of both cars were wearing seatbelts undoubtedly saved their lives.

“It’s a timely reminder that with the weather deteriorating as we come into winter that drivers should take extra care.

“The roads are wet and stopping distances increase. Slow down on country roads, it’s not worth the risk.”