A man was hospitalised after a double lorry crash on a major Oxfordshire road, police have said.

The incident happened at around 5.30am on Friday morning when two lorries were involved in a crash on the A34.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the road was closed southbound between the Chilton and East Ilsley interchanges.

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Thames Valley Police has now revealed both drivers sustained injuries from the crash with one driver in his 30s being admitted to hospital.

The other driver who was in his 20s sustained minor injuries and required no visit to the hospital.

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said: “We are investigating after a road traffic collision on the A34 between Chilton and East Ilsley at around 5.30am on Friday.

“Two lorries were involved in the collision on the southbound carriageway.

“Both drivers, two men, one in his 20s and the other in his 30s, suffered minor injuries. The man in his 30s was taken to hospital for further treatment as a precaution.

“The southbound carriageway was initially closed between Chilton and East Ilsley but has since reopened.

“Anyone with information or dashcam footage should call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting the reference number 43240132609.”

The force had warned drivers to avoid the area until the issue was dealt with but maintained that the northbound carriageway remained open.

Shortly after 10am the road was cleared and the southbound carriageway reopened with no significant subsequent delays.