A safety review will take place at Oxford's Kennington roundabout after a lorry overturned, causing traffic chaos.

On Wednesday, April 7, the Tesco HGV, carrying wine and spirits, tipped on its side at the roundabout, off Abingdon Road, while travelling towards Heyford Hill.

The driver of the lorry was taken to the Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital but his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

It was the fourth time in five years that a lorry has overturned at the roundabout.

Last month, Gary Weller, 42, from Thame, was killed after a 45-tonne Tesco lorry tipped over at the roundabout, crushing Mr Weller's car. Firefighters believed the lorry had been blown over in high winds.

David Robertson, the county council's executive member for transport, said safety checks would now be made because a pattern involving lorries was emerging.

He said: "It does appear that a pattern is beginning to develop at this roundabout involving lorries overturning. "This roundabout does not have a high accident rate compared to some other roundabouts in Oxford - in fact it's one of the safest.

"There is an anti-skid surface on the roundabout, but we will carry out further checks to see if anything else can be done to increase safety."

Wednesday's accident caused major traffic problems as the inside lane of both the approach road and the roundabout were closed. Roads were not reopened until 9.20pm.

At 6.30pm, queues on the A34 stretched back as far as south Abingdon. Mr Robertson said in the event of a future accident, he would consider lifting restrictions to daytime traffic in Oxford's High Street.

Tesco spokesman Deborah Watson said: "We welcome the safety review. All our drivers have been warned to approach this roundabout with extreme caution."

A police spokesman said: "We are investigating the cause of the accident as we do all injury accidents, although the investigation is at a very early stage."