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Driver to go on trial over Rhoose primary school crash

A motorist is due to go on trial in May, accused of driving without due care and attention in a crash that left a lollipop lady and a group of school children injured.

Robert Bell, 61 and from Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan, was arrested last year after the crash in the village last June.

The crash happened outside a primary school in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Mr Bell appeared at Cardiff Magistrates Court today.

He denies the charge against him.

He has been released on bail, and is due to go on trial on 14 May.

Car crash lollipop lady gets Pride of Britain Award

Karin Williams was given flowers and a card when she went back into school. Credit: Wales News Service / Daily Mirror

A lollipop lady who risked her own life to save children when a car overturned outside their primary school in the Vale of Glamorgan will receive a Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award tonight.

Karin Williams, 50, was seriously injured after stepping into the path of the car outside Rhoose Primary School in June, pushing pupils to safety.

She endured eight hours of surgery after being left with two broken kneecaps, a broken elbow, a broken shoulder and a badly swollen face.

She will be honoured for her bravery.

The awards recognise Britain's unsung heroes, and are being presented tonight at a ceremony in London.

The Pride of Britain Awards will be screened on ITV at 8pm on Tuesday

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Rhoose collision: Adults and children remain in hospital

Several adults and children are still being cared for in two different hospitals following yesterday's collision in Rhoose.

Five are being treated at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, including one adult - believed to be school lollipop lady Karin Williams.

We are still caring for one adult and four children within the University Hospital of Wales.

One adult remains in a stable condition.

– Cardiff and Vale University Health Board statement

Meanwhile one female patient remains at the Princess of Wales hospital in Bridgend, where she is said to be in a 'comfortable and satisfactory condition'.

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board confirmed one adult and one child were discharged from the Princess of Wales hospital yesterday.

Rhws headteacher 'very proud' of community spirit

The acting headteacher of Rhws Primary School has praised the community in the aftermath of yesterday's collision, which left five children and four adults injured.

As you can imagine, this situation has been extremely traumatic for all concerned.

All members of staff showed exceptional strength of character as they dealt with the rapidly changing situation, both at the scene of the accident and inside the school.

We are very proud of the way in which the whole school community pulled together under difficult circumstances.

– Acting headteacher Jan Morgan

Meanwhile, headteacher Louise Lynn has sent her best wishes to the school's lollipop lady Karin Williams, who was badly injured in the incident.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured, including our lollipop lady Karin Williams, who has a fantastic relationship with the children and is a treasured member of our school community.

We are so grateful for all the support we have received from the Vale council, who sent educational psychologists to the school and provided an extra school crossing patrol officer to help us to maintain our routine as much as possible at a very difficult time.

– Headteacher Louise Lynn

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Rhoose crash adult in 'comfortable condition'

A woman admitted to the Princess of Wales hospital following yesterday's crash in Rhoose is in a 'comfortable and satisfactory condition', according to the local health board.

In total, five children and four adults were injured when a black Audi overturned outside Rhws Primary School yesterday morning.

One schoolgirl remains in intensive care.

Police continue to investigate Rhoose crash

Children will be returning to school Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Children are returning to school this morning after yesterday's crash outside Rhws Primary School in Rhoose.

Four adults and five children, including a lollipop lady, were injured when a car overturned outside the school at drop-off time yesterday morning.

A nine-year-old girl is in a serious condition in the paediatric intensive care unit at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Police say they believe the incident was not a deliberate act, but are continuing to investigate.

The driver of the car, a 61-year-old man, was injured and is helping the police with their enquiries.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit by calling 101.

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