TWO women were taken to hospital with serious injuries following a two-car crash in south-east Oxfordshire yesterday.

The Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Astra collided in wet conditions on Watlington Road near Lewknor, with one of the vehicles careering off the carriageway and coming to rest in a nearby field.

Fire crews and paramedics were called to the scene near Field Farm at about 12.30pm.

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The two female drivers were the only occupants in each car, and were both taken to hospital and are now in a stable condition.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Investigating officer, PC Stephanie Varnes of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, based at Abingdon, said: “We are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the B4009 this afternoon (15/10) and has seen this collision.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who might have any dash-cam footage of the incident.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or go to our website quoting reference 527 15/10/18 

Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service, Road Safety Manager Andy Ford, who was part of the initial emergency response to the incident issued a warning to motorists about driving in wet conditions.

He said: “With the change in weather following a long dry spell, rain can potentially result in slippery conditions caused by oil and debris being brought to the surface of the road.

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“Following a number of Road Traffic Collisions throughout Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley over the past couple of days, I would urge drivers to be cautious in the wet weather, and drive according to the conditions.”