A lollipop man was rushed to hospital this morning after getting knocked down near Falmouth Primary School.

Police said the man, who was in his 70s, was involved in a collision with a motorbike in Dracaena Avenue at 8.23am.

This is a peak time for children walking to school and one of the busiest times for school crossing patrol staff.

It is not known if any children witnessed the incident.

A section of the A39, Dracaena Avenue, was closed from Kimberley Park Road down to the Sainsbury’s roundabout, while police carry out investigations.

The elderly lollipop man, who is understood to be very popular with children and their families, was taken to Truro’s Royal Cornwall Hospital by ambulance suffering head injuries and possible chest fractures, although a police spokesman said these were not believed to be life-threatening.

The motorcyclist was also taken to hospital, with an arm injury.

Did you see what happened? Call chief reporter Emma Goodfellow on 01326 213341 or email emma.goodfellow@packetseries.co.uk