Car crashes into pub near Chipping Norton

Firefighters from multiple crews responded to an incident involving a car crashing into the wall of a pub near Chipping Norton.
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The collision occurred outside The Greedy Goose pub on the A44 around three miles from Chipping Norton. The crash happened around 4.35pm yesterday, January 18.

Watch Manager Dave Cuthbert with Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue said: “On arrival, I quickly established that no-one was trapped so while our colleagues from South Central Ambulance Service cared for the driver, the crews set about making the scene safe and supporting the structure of the building using Acrow props.”

Crews from the Chipping Norton Fire Station, the Hook Norton Fire Station and the Kidlington Fire Station responded to the incident.

Firefighters attend vehicle crash into wall of pub near Chipping Norton (photo from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)Firefighters attend vehicle crash into wall of pub near Chipping Norton (photo from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)
Firefighters attend vehicle crash into wall of pub near Chipping Norton (photo from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)

The pub was not open, but does plan to reopen in the spring, according to its Facebook page.

The Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service issued the following safety tips for motorists.

- Reduced visibility and slippery road surfaces make winter driving particularly hazardous

- Adjust to the driving conditions, whether it’s frosty and icy, foggy or there’s heavy rain please slow down and give yourself time to react.

Firefighters attend vehicle crash into wall of pub near Chipping Norton (photo from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)Firefighters attend vehicle crash into wall of pub near Chipping Norton (photo from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)
Firefighters attend vehicle crash into wall of pub near Chipping Norton (photo from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)

- Completely clear all your windows and mirrors of ice and make sure all of your windows are demisted and not just a small area.

- Make sure you leave plenty of space between you and the car in front.

- In wet weather stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads as your tyres have less grip on the road.

- It can take ten times longer to stop in icy conditions than on a dry road, so drive slowly and allow extra room to slow down and stop.

Firefighters attend vehicle crash into wall of pub near Chipping Norton (photo from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)Firefighters attend vehicle crash into wall of pub near Chipping Norton (photo from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)
Firefighters attend vehicle crash into wall of pub near Chipping Norton (photo from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service)

- Use fog lamps if visibility is reduced to 100 metres or less. Remember to switch them off when visibility improves as they can dazzle other road users. Also take into account that fog also makes the road wet and slippery.

- Winter and spring sunlight can present drivers with an unexpected hazard, if you are blinded by glare, reduce your speed. Keep a pair of sunglasses handy.