BBC News – School crash driver Robert Bell found guilty of careless driving

Robert BellDriver Robert Bell told the court he could not remember what happened

A driver has been found guilty of carelessly driving a car which ploughed into a lollipop lady and five pupils outside a school in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Robert Bell, 62, from Rhoose, lost control of his Audi A3 at Rhws Junior School last June.

Lollipop lady Karin Williams Lollipop lady Karin Williams spent 10 weeks in hospital after the crash

Karin Williams used her body as a human shield to protect the children.

The crash sent young children “cartwheeling through the air”, Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard.

Bell’s car ended up on its roof outside the school gates.

During his trial, Bell claimed he had suffered a coughing fit and denied the charge.

Five children and three other adults were injured when the car overturned at a pedestrian crossing.

Ms Williams, 50, was in hospital for 10 weeks, while one of the injured children was unconscious and on life support for three days.

Car after crashRobert Bell’s car overturned in the crash outside the school gates

16 May 2014 | 4:08 pm – Source: bbc.co.uk
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