Car collides with tree, rolls into field near Banbury

Firefighters were called out to deal with an accident at Williamscott Hill. NNL-140610-124127001
Firefighters were called out to deal with an accident at Williamscott Hill. NNL-140610-124127001

A car collided with a tree and rolled into a field yesterday morning.

At around 10.15am, firefighters from Banbury went to the A361 at Williamscott Hill, near Banbury, after the vehicle had left the road.

There were two people in the car and firefighters helped the South Central Ambulance Service treat their injuries while saws and axes were used to remove a hedgerow to allow the two occupants to be brought out of the field to the ambulance.

The driver was able to walk free unaided but hydraulic spreading equipment had to be used to remove the car door to safely release the trapped passenger. Both casualties were transported to hospital by ambulance.

Incident commander, station manager Steve Anderson, from Banbury Fire Station, said: “The cause of this incident is under investigation by the police, but Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to highlight this collision as a timely reminder to drivers of the importance of wearing seat belts and making sure you concentrate on the road when driving at all times”.