A TRAPPED driver had to be rescued from her car by firefighters after a dramatic crash in South Oxfordshire.

The woman's car overturned on a rural road near Cholsey, south of Wallingford, at about 9am this morning.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a stern warning after cutting the driver free, urging motorists to take extra care during the cold and wet weather conditions. 

Two fire crews crowded around the silver car within minutes after it rolled off of Westfield Road. 

They had to use cutting equipment to remove the roof of the car and free the driver safely, who was then taken to hospital by South Central Ambulance Service.

The fire service did not state if the woman was seriously injured.

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The road location shown on Google Maps

Incident commander, station manager Paul Webster, said: "Oxfordshire is a beautiful place to live and we are fortunate to be surrounded by open countryside much of the time when driving.

"Many of us feel safe when we are on a rural road but it is often a deadly mix of long straight runs, where we can pick up speed, punctuated by sharp bends.

"If you aren’t familiar with the road please slow down.

"I would recommend that drivers take care on the roads and allow extra time for journeys, especially at this time of year where wetter weather conditions and cold temperatures are an everyday occurrence."

Thames Valley Police is investigating the cause of the crash.