FIVE cars crashed into the back of each other this morning, prompting a warning from fire crews who raced to the scene. 

The five-car pile up happened on the A41 near Bicester just before 11.30 this morning. 

16 people were inside the cars, and had to be rescued by firefighters from Bicester.

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Pic from oxforshire Fire and Rescue service on Facebook. 

Some of them had to be treated by paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service who worked alongside Thames Valley Police. 

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue service warned: "Winter driving can be especially hazardous with low sun and adverse conditions. 

"Please remember to take care when driving, allow space between vehicles and drive to the conditions."