Driver taken to hospital after M40 crash closes A34
One driver has been taken to hospital this morning following a crash on the A34 near Bicester which has caused major traffic delays.
The accident, involving a car and a van, happened at about 7.30am between junction nine of the M40 and the B430 at Weston-on-the-Green, and the car came off the road and went into a ditch.
Thames Valley Police spokesman James Williams said the northbound and southbound carriageways of the A34 were currently closed.
He said: “The accident happened on the southbound carriageway but the northbound carriageway was closed to allow the air ambulance to land.
“The driver of the car has been taken to hospital suffering head injuries and it is not yet known if the driver of the van has been hurt.
“Traffic is queuing in both directions and we are advising drivers to avoid the area.”
There are now long queues around the junction nine roundabout, on the M40, and on the A41 tailing back to Bicester.
Gill Hodgetts, a spokesman for South Central Ambulance, said: “We were alerted at 7.26am and sent an air ambulance and staff in three vehicles.
“The air ambulance wasn’t needed and one driver was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford by ambulance. A second patient is still being treated at the scene.”
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