Children remain in hospital after crash

FIVE schoolchildren remain in hospital today after an horrific accident yesterday when a car mounted the pavement and ploughed into them.

FIVE schoolchildren remain in hospital today after an horrific accident yesterday when a car mounted the pavement and ploughed into them.

A class of Year 5 pupils was walking along the pavement when the car crossed the road and mowed into the youngsters from Worlingham Middle School, near Beccles.

Three children taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston with serious injuries remain in hospital, a police spokeswoman said.

Three children and a 21-year-old man were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital with non-life threatening injuries. One child and the adult man were discharged.

Three more children were taken to Beccles Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and were released last night.

A 40-year-old woman from Lowestoft who was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving has been released on police bail to return to Lowestoft police station on November 6.

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The accident happened outside All Saints Church at about 1.45pm yesterday, where mourners were preparing to attend a funeral service at 2pm.

Ambulance crews dealt with 12 walking wounded and it is understood the most seriously injured child suffered a broken pelvis and legs.

Witnesses to the crash or anyone with any information relating to the incident is asked to contact PC Paul Carr at the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.