An overturned lorry containing recycling waste partially blocked an exit on the M40 on Monday.
Police, fire crew and ambulance services arrived at the scene to find the HGV toppled on its side at the Northbound exit slip at Ardley Junction 10 of the motorway.
One lane was blocked on the slip road as emergency services tried to keep the busy morning traffic flowing after the incident at around 10.15am.
The lorry contained recycling waste made up of paper and plastic.
South Central Ambulance Service said one man had been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with potential neck and head injuries.
The lane closure remained in place for most of the day while Thames Valley Police carried out recovery and clean-up.
The incident occurred shortly around the time that the M40 was closed in both directions between Banbury and Bicester as police dealt with a ‘fear for welfare incident’.
Air ambulance services attended while a man was taken to the John Radcliffe with potentially serious injuries before the road was re-opened shortly after 11am.
– Owen Hughes