Emergency services called to scene of accident on A19 in County Durham

The northbound carrigeway of the A19 closed in County Durham after a car left the carriageway.

Saturday, 18th January 2020, 2:19 pm
The northbound A19 at Seaton. Picture from Google Images

Highways England said the road closed between the A182 at Murton and A1018 at Seaton on Friday, January 17 at around 6.30pm.

A Durham Constabulary spokesman said: “There has been a road traffic accident and emergency services are still there dealing with it. The road is still closed.”

A North East Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed the service had attended the scene, and said: “We were called at 6.35pm to a report of a road traffic collision on the northbound A19 at Seaton.

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“We sent an ambulance, a specialist paramedic and requested the support of a doctor from the Great North Air Ambulance Service.”

Traffic was diverted around the closure, with drivers encouraged to follow the solid circle signs.

The route fully re-opened shortly before 11.30pm on Friday.