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Pedestrian, car and cyclist involved in serious accident at Tushmore roundabout

Gridlock around the area as a serious collision is dealt with.

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A serious incident at Tushmore Roundabout has closed parts of Crawley Avenue.

Police have confirmed it involved a pedestrian, cyclist and a car.  Emergency services were called at around 8:30am this morning

Multiple ambulances, police and even fire crews are in attendance.  A Fiat 500 was badly damaged and sat on the roundabout.

Visibly shocked and upset witnesses were taken inside the Crowne Plaza as investigators arrived on scene.

Emergency services erected a blue cover around the incident as six other cars were left at side of the road.

Update: Pedestrian killed and child in serious condition after collision at Tushmore Roundabout

Sergeant Dan Eaton said:

“Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact us online quoting Operation Rosslare.”

The roads have been extremely wet this morning with plenty of rain fall making driving conditions extremely dangerous.

The A2011 (Crawley Avenue) has been closed eastbound from the Ifield Roundabout and there is serious traffic queues west bound.

Many people have commented on social media about how dangerous this particular roundabout is with one saying: “Only a matter of time before someone was hurt 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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