It's been confirmed that eleven people hurt in a coach crash on the A1 were Carphone Warehouse employees from the North East.
A coach heading from London to Newcastle was involved in a collision with a lorry at 5.30am.
The coach, operated by Redwing Coaches of London, had been chartered to take 42 people - Carphone Warehouse staff and their guests - home to Newcastle after a company event at Earl's Court in London.
All thirteen casualties have now been discharged from hospital.
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