Traffic came to a halt on the southbound carriageway of the M40 today following a crash near Bicester.

The accident involving a car and a lorry happened at 8.40am, near junction nine at Wendlebury.

Stuart Thompson, a spokesman for the Highways Agency, described the accident as a “minor incident” and said no-one was seriously hurt.

He added that the vehicles involved in the collision were now on the hard shoulder and traffic was flowing freely.

No one from South Central Ambulance was available for comment.