Lollipop lady injured saving kids commended

A lolly pop lady who threw herself in front of an out-of-control car to protect the schoolchildren she shepherds to and from school has been given an award for outstanding bravery at the Pride of Britain awards.

Karin Williams threw herself in front of an out-of-control car, in order to protect children.
Karin Williams threw herself in front of an out-of-control car, in order to protect children. Credit: Twitter: @PrideofBritain

Karin Williams suffered severe injuries after she put herself between the vehicle and pupils in June.

Some of the children injured in the crash joined her on stage as she received her award from James Corden.

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Pride of Britain Awards

The 15th year of the Pride of Britain Awards have been marked with a gala ceremony in central London hosted by broadcaster and presenter Carol Vorderman. The awards, which celebrate the country's unsung heroes, will be screened on ITV at 8pm tonight.