M40 Crash Involving Four Vehicles

6 November 2016, 07:34

Four people treated by ambulance crews near junction 10 which led to big delays on M40 on Saturday afternoon.

Fire crews from Banbury and Bicester were called to the scene....after one car ended up on its roof

Oxfordshire Fire service are warning drivers to slow down as the weather is changing

o watch their speed This is the second serious multiple vehicle collision that has happened on the M40 in Oxfordshire over the last two days and the seventh road traffic collision that Banbury have attended in under a week


Banbury Fire Crews Attended Seven Road Traffic Collisions in Past Week

At 3:22pm on Saturday 5 November 2016, Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service were called to report of persons trapped following a road traffic collision on the southbound carriageway of the M40 at Junction 10.

The rescue vehicle from Banbury and two fire engines from Bicester were immediately dispatched to the scene by Thames Valley Fire Control Service .

On arrival the team of firefighters from Banbury, that included specialist medically trained personnel, were faced with a multiple vehicle collision. This that had left 1 vehicle upside down on the verge and 3 others still on the carriageway. Medical assistance was provided to 4 casualties by the fire crew whilst awaiting the arrival of South Central Ambulance Service.

Thames Valley Police, who arrived at the scene shortly after the fire crew, closed all lanes of the southbound carriageway to enable all of the emergency services to work safely and the carriageway to be cleared of both the vehicles and debris from the collision.

Incident Commander, Watch Manager John Callaway from Banbury said, “This was a high speed collision on a fast road, it is remarkable that nobody lost their life, out of the 4 casualties, 2 were transferred to hospital by ambulance and 2 were treated at the scene. Fortunately none of the injuries appear life threatening. This is the second serious multiple vehicle collision that has happened on the M40 in Oxfordshire over the last two days and the seventh road traffic collision that Banbury have attended in under a week. With the onset of winter and more difficult driving conditions, I urge drivers to allow more time for their journey and adjust their driving accordingly, taking into account weather conditions.”

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