M40 in Oxfordshire reopens after serious crash

The crash scene on the M40
Image caption Firefighters used cutting equipment to free people from one of the cars

Part of the M40 in Oxfordshire was closed for nearly 10 hours after a serious collision involving three cars.

The crash happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions 9 at Bicester and 8A at Thame shortly after 03:00 GMT.

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting gear to release two people from one of the vehicles.

They were taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. The road was reopened shortly before 13:00.

While the carriageway was closed, traffic was diverted on to the A40, causing delays to motorists.

Thames Valley Police said no-one else was hurt in the crash, which involved a VW Polo, an Audi Q7 and a van.

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