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Pair rescue man from burning car in Chipping Norton

A father and son pulled a man from a burning car which had crashed in Oxfordshire.

Firefighters said the pair were on the A44 at Chipping Norton shortly after 08:00 GMT when they saw smoke coming from the car which had hit a tree.

As the driver was pulled to safety, the car burst into flames. The injured man was taken to hospital.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue crews had to use breathing apparatus to extinguish the flames.

Chipping Norton station manager David Bray said: "There is absolutely no doubt that these two men saved the driver's life and I cannot commend them enough for their actions.

"It is actually very rare that a car catches fire after being involved in a collision, but in this case the driver was very lucky that these two men were passing when they did."

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