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.
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.”