A collision between two cars on the A40 near Oxford has closed the road.

Emergency crews were called to the scene of the accident at around 11.30am today.

The incident shut the road between the A44, Woodstock Road, and B4449, near Wolvercote.

A blue Volvo heading towards Oxford was involved in a head-on collision with a green Peugeot.Two passengers in the Volvo and the driver of the Peugeot were cut from their vehicles and taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital. The air ambulance was called to the scene, but was not used.

Traffic was built up in both directions and the road was expected to be closed for two hours.