Woman left with minor injuries after early-morning crash on A19

Drivers heading up the A19 on Friday, August 9, faced delays after a crash on the road.

Friday, 9th August 2019, 11:49 am
There are reports of a one-vehicle collision on the A19 at Seaham.

There were reports of a one-vehicle collision on the main route, which has taken place around half a mile north of the Seaham junction.

One lane on the northbound carriageway was blocked following the incident, in which a single vehicle is thought to have a collided with the central reservation.

There were long tailbacks in the area as emergency services dealt with the incident.

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Recovery teams attended the scene, and the road fully reopened to the public at 7.40am.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At 6.11am today (Friday), police received a report of a one-vehicle collision on the A19 northbound just past the Seaham junction.

“A woman was taken to hospital as a precaution with minor injuries. Nobody else was injured.

“The vehicle was uplifted and the road is now clear.”