Freezing weather causes spate of accidents on roads

The Oxford Times: Freezing weather causes spate of accidents on roads Freezing weather causes spate of accidents on roads

THERE were a series of accidents on Oxfordshire’s roads yesterday following freezing overnight temperatures.

In the first incident, near Thame, a woman in her 20s was taken to hospital after being cut free from her car.

Emergency services were called to the A329 between Rycote Lane and Milton Common at around 8.30am after the vehicle left the road and ended up in a hedge.

A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service said the woman was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, with a suspected neck injury.

At around 9am there was another smash on the A40 in Oxford, heading from Cutteslowe to Headington.

Two children and a woman in her 30s were taken to hospital after their car ended up in a ditch.

They were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital but a spokeswoman for the ambulance service said their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

At 10am a car ended up on its roof after an accident involving four vehicles on the A420 near the Botley interchange. No-one needed hospital treatment.

Drivers on the A34 heading northbound also faced delays following a crash near the Pear Tree interchange north of Oxford.

Two vehicles were involved and six people were treated for minor injuries at the scene, according to the ambulance service.

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A van towing a trailer was involved in a further accident on the M40 northbound at 11.37am, between junctions eight and 8a, in which no-one was injured.

And the A418 remained closed in both directions for several hours after a crash between Thame and Cuddington Road, near Aylesbury, at around 10am.

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