A DRIVER has been hospitalised after their car was impaled within trees before it caught fire on the A420 last night (September 30).

Emergency services including fire crews from Rewley Road were called to the crash on the A420, by the Botley interchange, at about 11.22pm around 23:22.

On arrival, the vehicle was well alight within the trees having caused significant damage leaving the roadway.

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The driver of the vehicle had managed to exit the car before it caught fire.

The firefighters worked with Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Services to extinguish the fire and take the driver to hospital.

In the meantime, the road was closed eastbound for approximately 30 minutes before one lane was able to be reopened.


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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