A lollipop man has died in Hampshire after he was hit by a car after he escorted a parent across the road to pick their child up from school.
The 82-year-old man, who had worked for about 10 years helping children at Queens Inclosure Primary, Waterlooville, was hit yesterday at 3pm.
He was wearing a reflective tabard and carrying his lollipop. A Nissan Micra hit him as he crossed Tempest Avenue having just escorted a parent across it.
He suffered head injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital where he later died, according to Hampshire Police.
As leaving time from the school is 3.20pm, it's thought no child witnessed the accident, although some youngsters did see him lying in the road.
The 21-year-old female driver of the car, from Waterlooville, was arrested at the scene and later released on bail.
Flowers have been left at the scene.
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