THE drivers of two cars escaped serious injury following a crash near Bicester this afternoon.

One of the vehicles, a Land Rover, sustained serious damage in the accident after colliding with a tree on the B4100 near Stoke Lyne.

The road was closed for a round two hours while the wreckage was removed.

A specialist chainsaw team was also called in from Kidlington to chop down the tree which was heavily damaged in the incident.

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Once the scene was made safe Thames Valley Police reopened the road at around 3pm.

Posting about the crash on social media, an Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “Fortunately the occupants of two cars were not seriously injured but were put in the care of South Central Ambulance Service, due to the wearing of seatbelts and the modern design and airbags within the vehicle.”