A driver has been injured in a crash involving a utility pole by a pub near Bicester.

Emergency services were called to the incident by the Akeman Inn on the A41 in Kingswood yesterday afternoon.

The road was closed for around an hour as firefighters removed parts of the roof to release the driver who suffered minor injuries.

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Oxford Mail: Emergency services called to crash outside The Akeman InnThe collision involved a utility pole supporting electrical cables, which made the efforts to release the driver "difficult" as it meant working around them ensuring the safety of the firefighters.

Bicester crew manager Lewis Parker said: "I cannot stress enough the importance of wearing your seatbelt.

"Thankfully the driver was wearing theirs on this occasion which minimised their injuries."