A former lollipop lady, who suffered a broken wrist after tripping over a pothole, is to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
The Cambrian News is reporting that seventy eight year old Vera Grey, from Blaenau Ffestiniog, in Gwynedd, Wales, was attempting to cross the towns High Street but as she stepped backwards to allow for a car, that had pulled out from a street opposite, she fell over the pothole.
The former lollipop lady stated that she believed her wrist had been sprained in the accident but after visiting her GP a couple of days later, it was discovered that her wrist had been broken.
Mrs Grey told the newspaper that as she fell backwards over the hole, she had put out her arm in a vain attempt to save herself and she believes this is when she damaged her wrist.
The pensioner is now seeking personal injury compensation following her ordeal and the Welsh Government who are responsible for maintaining trunk roads in the area are said to be looking into the incident.
Mrs Grey worked as a lollipop lady for over thirty years and in 2004 was awarded a silver clock for her services to the town.