Lincolnshire

Lincoln lollipop man's hand broken after car hits stick

A lollipop man's hand was fractured in two places when a car crashed into his stick at a Lincoln school crossing.

The collision at Monks Abbey Primary School saw the lollipop ripped from David Ellis's hands and thrown into nearby trees after the saloon car failed to stop.

No children were hurt but the county council said further incidents could lead to the patrol being withdrawn.

It said there had been 10 serious incidents at the site since September.

John Siddle, from the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, said Mr Ellis would be off work for a "considerable amount of time" after the collision, which happened last Thursday.

He said although the crossing would have been very busy at the time, no witnesses had come forward.

He said: "It's deplorable behaviour by the driver - to do it in the first place and then to make off. It puts at risk us having a crossing patrol at the school.

"If we can't safely put somebody out to work as a school crossing patrol in a safe environment, we have to remove that patrol."

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