A41 roadworks smash
Three people suffered serious injuries in an accident on the A41 on Saturday night.
At 9.45pm, fire crews from Bicester and a specialist rescue vehicle from Kidlington were called to the A41 following a report that four people were trapped in the burning wreckage of a car.
On arrival, they found a grey Audi Quattro had gone over the new roundabout being built as part of the Kingsmere development, and had come to rest on its roof on the opposite side of the road.
One person had managed to escape from the flattened wreckage, which fortunately was not on fire, but three others were still trapped.
Paramedics and a doctor were called in to assess the condition of those trapped inside while firefighters used hydraulic cutting gear to free them.
Group manager Stuart Garner, of Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “This was a concerted team effort by all services present who worked in difficult conditions to stabilise the incident and release the injured people.
“The force of the impact had caused significant deformity to the vehicle, creating very limited space in which to work, but through a team approach the casualties were quickly removed and able to receive further specialist medical care.”
The four occupants of the car, who were all male and from outside the local area, were taken to the JR2 Hospital. Three had what were described as “life-changing” injuries, while a fourth man had less-serious injuries.