A 19-year-old woman said she was 'thankful to be alive' after a serious crash in an Oxfordshire village.

The car left the road in Kirtlington yesterday morning and crashed into a hedgerow.

When firefighters arrived the driver was trapped in her car and had to be cut out.

Rukhsana Ali told the Oxford Mail it was her daughter Kiran Ali who was involved in the accident.

She said: "I would like to thank all the emergency teams that helped her get out of the car. 

"She's thankful to be alive." 

Co-responding firefighters trained in trauma care - as part of an Oxfordshire County Council initiative - were able to give the woman medical treatment immediately with the help of South Central Ambulance Service.

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The fire service warned drivers to take extra care due to winter road conditions.

Station Manager Paul Webster said: “This was a serious incident.

"Firefighters worked quickly with their colleagues from the other two emergency services to rescue the driver.

"I would like to take this opportunity to remind drivers to consider the changing road conditions as winter approaches."