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A19 re-opens after heart-op surgery at crash scene

The A19 has re-opened following a collision between a coach and a car.

The road was closed for several hours, as Great North Air Ambulance trauma medics carried out open-heart surgery on a female casualty by the side of the road.

The A10The A1018 slip road remains closed.

The A1018 slip road will remain closed while the vehicles involved in the crash are recovered and investigations are carried out.

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Car and coach in crash on A19 in County Durham

A collision involving a coach and a car happened ay 11am on the A19 near Seaham in County Durham.

Police have confirmed casualties, but the number is not known at this time.

The 19 has been closed after the crash. Credit: ITV News

The A19 has been closed to allow an air ambulance to land on the road.

Other ambulance crews, firefighters and the police are at the scene, near to the A1018 turn-off to Ryhope.

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