Your location is set to Dartford
Published: 00:00, 01 July 2014 |
Updated: 12:03, 01 July 2014
A lollipop man was hit by a car while guiding children across the road during this morning's school-run.
The man was knocked over outside Archbishop's School in St Stephen's Hill, Canterbury at about 8.20am.
It is the same road student Bihari Payagala was hit by a car and killed in 2012.
Last month, a coroner ruled her death was an accident and refused to recommend a pedestrian crossing should be installed, despite pleas from Bihari's devastated family.
Head teacher of Archbishop's, Michael Liddicoat, said the lollipop man was hit by an impatient driver who edged forward.
He said: "He is all right. He wasn't hit at any speed, but he's been taken to hospital to be checked over.
"The driver wasn't hurtling down the hill or anything. The car had stopped to allow the students to cross, but the driver got a little impatient and edged forward.
"The lollipop man fell over. He has a graze on his hand, but no serious injuries."
Mr Liddicoat said he hoped the accident would encourage drivers to take extra care on the busy road, especially in light of Miss Payagala's death.
Police spokesman Keith Fairbank said: "Kent Police was called to a road traffic collision in St Stephen's Hill at 8:22am, involving a car and a man on foot.
"The road was not blocked, the man suffered only minor injuries and the driver of the car had stopped at the scene. Officers are continuing to make enquiries."
Stories you might have missed
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.