Seatbelts helped save lives in crash

Accident: Four people were injured in the crash near Eynsham last week

Four people sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash near Eynsham last week. 

Firefighters credited seatbelts for saving lives after last Monday’s smash which caused part of the A40 to close in both directions.

All three emergency services dealt with the crash and there were long tailbacks at either side of the closure, which stretched from the B4449 roundabout, near BP garage, to the turning for Barnard Gate.

Pictures released by Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue show the crumpled bonnet of a black car and debris strewn across the road.

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said the crash happened near The Evenlode pub.

They confirmed three patients were treated and discharged at the scene with minor injuries and another was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with a wrist injury

Andy Ford, a fire service station manager and road safety officer, said: “There were a number of occupants in the three vehicles who were slightly injured in the collision and they were helped by South Central Ambulance Service. 

“Everyone involved were wearing their seatbelts which definitely prevented any serious injuries. 

“I would remind everyone to ensure all occupants wear a seatbelt, they save lives and prevent serious injury.”  

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