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Seven-vehicle pile-up injures five on A420 near Faringdon

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Image caption Seven cars were involved in the crash on the A420

Five people have been injured in a crash involving seven vehicles.

Two people were taken to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital, one by air ambulance, after the crash on the A420 in Oxfordshire at about 07.00 BST.

None of those hurt are believed to have life-threatening injuries. Three people were treated at the scene.

The crash shut the road both ways between Watchfield and Faringdon on the Oxfordshire-Wiltshire border. A lorry driver has been arrested.

Image caption One man with serious leg and chest injuries was airlifted to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital, another was taken by ambulance

The man airlifted to hospital is in his 20s, and was driving a Toyota Yaris. He has chest and leg injuries.

A man in his 50s, who was driving a BMW, was also taken to the hospital.

It happened close to the site where four people died in a crash in May.

There are currently delays of 70 minutes between Swindon and Oxford and traffic is being diverted through Faringdon.