AN ELDERLY woman was taken to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital following a two car smash this morning.

The woman had to be freed from her silver Ford Fiesta by firefighters following a collision with a blue Ford Mondeo that had hit the barrier on the M40 on the London-bound carriageway between junction 8a, Oxford, and junction 9, Bicester.

Police were called to the scene at 4.11am and closed two lanes from 4.30-6.20am. The woman had minor injuries.