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Pedestrian dies and child in serious condition after collision at Tushmore Roundabout

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Emergency services were called around 8.30am on Thursday (1 November) to a serious collision at the Tushmore roundabout on Crawley Avenue.

A red Fiat 500 car collided with a male pedestrian and a child on a bike who were using a pelican crossing.

A 49-year-old Crawley man, who was a pedestrian, sadly died at the scene. A 5-year-old boy riding a bike was also seriously injured and remains in hospital with a broken leg. They weren’t together.

The driver of the car, a 30-year-old local woman, was uninjured. 

Sergeant Richard Hornsey said:

“We are supporting the man’s family as we begin our investigation.

Sergeant Dan Eaton said:

“This was a busy time of the morning and we are appealing to anyone who saw what happened to please get in touch. Anyone with information is asked to please contact us.”

If you have any information about the collision please contact police online or ring 101 quoting Operation Rosslare.”

More from the scene of the collision here

 

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Crawley student heading for the Olympics

Anton Adewale a Crawley student at Thomas Bennett Community College who attends Pegasus Gymnastics Club in Maidstone has received some exciting news.

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After many years of training and hard work, gymnast Anton has been selected for the Team GB TOP Junior Squad.

The Olympic Programme (TOP) is world class and Anton will be attending 8 camps a year at Lilleshall which is a national sports centre.  Anton will be training alongside world class gymnasts from the Men’s Artistic GB Senior Team.

Anton has been training since just 6 years old and his immense dedication and commitment to gymnastics has resulted in his success. 

Supported by his family and Thomas Bennett Community College his dreams of reaching the Olympics are looking hopeful.

The Head Teacher at Thomas Bennett Community College, Stuart Smith says:

“The whole school take pride in Anton’s achievements. This is a significant accomplishment for a young person.  We are delighted to support Anton and look forward to hopefully seeing him join Team GB at the Olympics in the future”.

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