A driver had a "lucky" escape after their car ended up in a ditch on the motorway.

Firefighters from Bicester Fire Station, Banbury Fire Station and Kidlington Fire Station scrambled to the scene of the collision on the M40 between Junctions 10 and 11 late last night.

The car left the carriageway and ended up in a ditch, with images showing the car on its side and its front window broken.

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The driver was treated at the scene by South Central Ambulance Service and the fire service said they were “lucky” to only suffer minor injures.

Thames Valley Police put one lane closure in place to ensure the safety of the fire and ambulance crews whilst they resolved the incident.

A spokesperson for Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue said: “We have seen an increase in road traffic collisions lately with the winter conditions, please drive carefully.”


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