The ‘swift’ actions of a member of the public have been hailed for saving a driver and passenger’s life after their car flipped upside down, crashed into a house and then caught fire.
The dramatic crash happened in The Slade in Charlbury just before 9pm on Tuesday last week.
It is not known how fast the car was travelling when it crashed.
Fire crews from Charlbury, Witney and a heavy rescue unit from Kidlington were called into action but the two people in the car had been released by a member of the public before they arrived.
Station manager Chris Barber said: “Drivers have to take extra care and make sure they drive according to the road conditions.
“In this case the occupants of the vehicle were extremely lucky to escape with minor injuries taking into account the level of impact.
“The swift actions of a member of the public helped to prevent tragic consequences.”