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Elderly man injured in crash with lorry in Thame

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Published by Dan Gooding at 8:20am 12th January 2019.

A man has been injured in a crash in Thame.

It happened on the Upper High Street on Friday afternoon, between a car and a lorry.

Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service were called out to the incident at the junction with the car park in the centre of Thame at around 4.15pm.

Fire crews were quickly on the scene and found an elderly male trapped in the front seat of the car.

Firefighters using specialist battery operated rescue equipment removed the doors to enable access to the driver and enable medically trained fire fighters to administer first aid to the occupant until the arrival of paramedics and specialist doctors.

Fire Crews continued to take the roof off the car to provide access to remove the man safely from the car and onto a stretcher and then to be taken to hospital by South Central Ambulance Service.

Thames Valley Police are investigating the cause of the incident.

Incident Commander Andy Ford from Thame said:

"This collision shows how even at slow speeds a collision can still cause significant damage to vehicles and result in potentially serious injuries.

"It's a reminder to always wear a seatbelt even when driving slowly and to be aware of other road users at all times".

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