A vehicle collision involving two cars outside Lionel Walden School in Doddington yesterday has resulted in the removal of the road safety barrier outside the school gates.
At around 7pm last night (24 March), a car crashed into the road safety barrier before colliding with another car on the other side of the road.
Cambridgeshire Constabulary confirmed to the Doings there was only a “slight injury” at the scene.
“We were called by the ambulance service at just before 7pm to a two vehicle collision outside the school,” the spokesperson said. “A woman in her 40s was later arrested on suspicion of driving over the alcohol limit.”
A tweet by the local Roads Policing Unit, posted at the time of the incident, mirrors Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s statement.
“Currently dealing with collision at Doddington. Driver of vehicle over drink drive limit. On route to PCH to carry out hospital procedure,” the tweet states.
The Doings spoke to Lionel Walden headmaster David Barron, who said the road safety barrier – which was removed shortly after the incident – was ‘completely flattened’.
“The road safety barrier is an important structure as it stops children running out of the gates and onto the road,” he said. “I’ve spoken with the relevant authority and they assure me there will be a replacement safety barrier put up again soon.”
Parents should be aware that, as of this afternoon, there is still debris from the incident, including broken glass and plastic, near the road outside Acorn Video on the High Street.
This article will be updated if any further details emerge.
Another photo of the location the road safety barrier once stood:
– Tim Lince