Two men suffered serious injuries after two lorries were involved in a crash on the M40 last week.

The main carriageway was shut off by emergency services on the northbound side of the motorway at junction 4 for Handy Cross last Thursday (July 5) after a white Mercedes lorry crashed into the back of a blue lorry at around 10.05am.

The driver of the Mercedes lorry – a 57-year-old man – and his 43-year-old passenger both suffered broken bones, with the 43-year-old man also suffering head injuries.

Both men were taken to John Radcliffe Hospital where they remain in a serious but stable condition.

Police said a 49-year-old man driving the blue lorry sustained minor injuries. He was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital and was discharged the same day without requiring treatment.

All emergency services were on the scene – including the air ambulance – and there were delays of more than an hour on the approach.

Investigating officer, PC Sandra Terry, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Bicester Howes lane station, said: “This was a serious road traffic collision where two of the men involved suffered serious injuries.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything to come forward and help us with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is being asked to call 101 quoting reference 43180204409.