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Elderly Lollipop Man Killed After Saving Two Young Kids From Car

A school crossing guard has been hailed as a hero after saving two young children from an oncoming car.

Bob Nill, 88, was struck by a car in Kansas City, in the U.S., after stopping a seven-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy from stepping off the sidewalk and into traffic, the school wrote in a Facebook post.

The school said he'd been helping students cross the street just before 8am on Tuesday (local time) near Christ The King Catholic School.

Nill later died in hospital after suffering critical injuries, according to KSHB.

“All the children of the school are safe and we prayed a rosary immediately as a school for Mr. Nill," the school said.

“He stopped two of our students from crossing the road as the car approached...Thank you for protecting the children of CTK!”

Nill had been a crossing guard for about five years since joining the United Government of Wyandotte Country in 2015.

School crossing guard Bob Nill saved two young boys in Kansas City, Kansas but was tragically hit and killed by a car himself. Image: Twitter
The lollipop man was killed after being hit by a car outside a school in Kansas City. Image: KSHB

The Unified Government said in a press release that it was “deeply saddened” over his death.

"Unified Government staff extends their heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the employee’s family, friends and all those affected by this tragedy,” a statement said.

Police said the driver of the car was transported to hospital with injuries from the crash.

The driver is now assisting police with inquiries, KSHB reported.

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