OFFICERS are appealing for information following a four-vehicle crash.

It happened on the A182 at Seaham, just after 5pm, on Tuesday, when a Mini Cooper, was being towed by Ford Transit , which veered towards the opposite side of the carriageway and collided with Seat Exeo.

The Seat veered over onto the opposite side of the carriageway and collided head on with a Ford KA.

It is believed the driver of the Mini Cooper and two males from the Ford Transit flat bed unattached the vehicle from the flatbed before making off, abandoning the Mini Cooper.

Occupants of the Ford KA and the Seat Exeo suffered a number of injuries and were taken to Sunderland Royal hospital.

Witnesses are asked to call police on 101.