Man’s legs trapped for 80 minutes after crash in Oakley

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A MAN was trapped in his car by the legs for more than 80 minutes after colliding with a coach on a main road on Tuesday morning.

The 24 year old was involved in the crash shortly after 8.30am on Thame Road in Oakley, near Morgan’s Mini Diggers.

The extent of his injuries is currently unknown, however the police deemed them as being ‘life changing’.

They were so severe that the South Central Ambulance Service decided to send out their medical director John Black to the scene, as well as an air ambulance, two double-manned ambulances and three officers.

The man was then rushed to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, accompanied by Mr Black and a member of the air ambulance team.

A spokesman from the ambulance service said: “The patient was trapped for around 80 minutes by the legs.

“The patient received the best possible care on route to the hospital, and will doubtlessly have received the best possible care at the hospital, despite suffering from very serious leg injuries.”

The coach involved in the accident was carrying no passengers and the driver did not require any medical attention.

The road remained closed following the incident for several hours to allow for the coach and the Skoda Felicia, driven by the injured man, to be recovered.

If you have any information, call police on 08458 505505 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.