Lollipop man ‘hit by a car’ at West Sussex school

A lollipop man was injured after he was hit by a car outside a West Sussex school, the headteacher said.

The incident happened outside Billingshurst Primary School near Horsham yesterday, according to headteacher Helen Williamson.

She said: “He was hit by a car yesterday [September 12]. Police are investigating.”

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In a statement on the school’s Twitter account a spokesman added: “Just to let you all know that John, our crossing patrol is home and ok.

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“He has broken ribs and is rather bruised. We all send him our love and wishes for a speedy recovery.”

The spokesman urged drivers to take ‘great care’ around the school and to follow safety advice.

Sussex Police and West Sussex County Council have been approached for comment.

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