Pictures: Driver cut from wreckage after lorry hit bridge on M40

Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service were called at 5:16am today (June 7) to the M40, northbound, just past Junction 9.

A total of four fire engines were sent from Bicester, two from Rewley Road Fire Station in Oxford and a rescue tender (a specialist heavy rescue unit) from Kidlington Fire Station.

They found a lorry on its side.

Fire and rescue crew released the driver who was trapped.

An ambulance attended the scene and the driver is now in the care of paramedics.

The cause of the accident is now being investigated by the police.

The incident led to widespread traffic disruption during rush hour as the northbound carriageway was blocked and there were five miles of standing traffic on the southbound side.

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There were also knock-on delays on the A34 northbound from Islip to Weston on the Green and leaving Bicester.

A signed diversion through Middleton Stoney also came to a standstill.

The M40 northbound will remain closed for the foreseeable future whilst essential repairs are carried out on the carriageway.

 

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