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 A1018 slip road will remain closed while the vehicles involved in the crash are recovered and investigations are carried out.
This is an update on the crash between a coach and a car on the A19 near Seaham in County Durham.
Incredibly, a team of medics carried out open-heart surgery at the scene.
More updates to follow,
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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 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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The A19 is blocked going north in County Durham, following an accident.
Three vehicles were involved in the crash between Peterlee and Seaham.
It means that that there is also congestion to the B1320 Burnhope Way/Mill Hill.
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Megan Bell, 17, from Seaham, died at the festival held at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire, along with a 17-year-old boy from west Scotland.
The two deaths are thought to be unrelated and are not being treated as suspicious.
Miss Bell's family have been informed and the teenager is expected to be formally identified on Monday, Police Scotland confirmed.
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A Seaham hotel already undergoing demolition has partially collapsed.
The Harbour View Hotel at 18 North Terrace, Seaham, partly collapsed onto the street on Saturday morning. Police say nobody was inside and nobody was injured in the incident.
Council teams are on site waiting for demolition teams to access the site.
The road remains closed.
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