Coach Driver Dies After Gateshead Crash

26 August 2012, 08:03

A driver who was at the wheel when his coach came off the A1 in Gateshead and hit a lamppost died from a heart attack.

The collision happened on the southbound carriageway at Lobley Hill, Gateshead, at around 10.45am on Friday (24th August).

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the road was temporarily closed in both directions.

The driver, 74 year old William Henry Craven from the Westerhope area of the city, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, after suffering a cardiac arrest, but died in hospital

No passengers were hurt in the crash.

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