A lorry driver and his passenger have been seriously injured after his vehicle crashed through the barriers of the M40 and turned over on its side.

In the early hours of this morning, at around 3.15am, a heavy goods vehicle came off the northbound carriageway of the motorway just before Junction 9.

The lorry crashed through the barrier at the side of the road and continued off the road for some distance before it then overturned.

The two men who were inside the lorry, both aged in their thirties, suffered serious injuries. They were taken to hospital and are continuing to receive treatment.

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Thames Valley Police is investigating the incident and has asked any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Investigating officer PC Dean O’Dell of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit based at Bicester Howes Lane, said: “We are investigating the circumstances of this collision.

“To assist our investigation we are asking anyone who was travelling on the M40 near to the Junction 9 exit at around 3.15am this morning to please come forward.

“Additionally if you have any dash-cam footage that may have captured the incident we would also ask you to get in touch.

“We would ask anyone with information to please call 101 or report online quoting reference 43220140025.”

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