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Suffolk: Lollipop man injured in collision

PUBLISHED: 14:27 04 February 2011

A lollipop man was injured in a collision in Lowestoft

A lollipop man was injured in a collision in Lowestoft


A 27-YEAR-OLD motorist has been reported “for careless driving” after a collision with a crossing patrol assistant on a busy Lowestoft road.

olice and the East of England ambulance service were called to Yarmouth Road, close to the junction of Hollingsworth Road and Gunton Church Lane, at 8.20am on Thursday following reports of a collision with a “lollipop man” who is believed to be “in his 60s.”

The driver of a green Rover stopped after the collision, and called police. A police spokesman said: “The crossing patrol assistant was in shock and suffered cuts to his head. Some glass had got into the cuts and he was treated at the scene for minor injuries.”

Police confirmed that the 27-year-old driver of the Rover, who was believed to be from Norfolk, had been reported to the Crown Prosecution Service for careless driving.

A Suffolk County Council spokesman confirmed that the crossing patrol assistant had been injured in Lowestoft. “The man suffered bumps and bruises and is off work today.”

This busy A12 road, which currently has two crossing patrol assistants ensuring children and parents can safely cross over before and after school, is the same crossing in which six-year-old Samantha Castledine was hit by a lorry and killed on her way to school in March 2007.

A major community campaign, backed by former Waveney MP Bob Blizzard and Samantha’s family was launched as improvements were sought for this crossing.

The Highways Agency agreed to make traffic calming improvements, which are now taking place in overnight works.

A woman in her 30s was rushed to hospital after two men dressed in black hoodies threw a mystery liquid into her face during a “random” attack.

The family of Corrie McKeague will today be out on the streets of Bury St Edmunds talking to members of the public to mark the year anniversary of his disappearance.

A man in his late 20s has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after he crashed his car in Ipswich.

A teenager who had to be freed from the wreckage of a car by firefighters following a crash in Essex today is fighting for his life in hospital.

As the deadline for Stars of Suffolk nominations approaches, organiser Mick Parker is looking ahead to the “emotional and wonderful” annual ceremony that brings together the county’s unsung heroes for one night of celebration.

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