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Crossing guard suffers serious injuries after being hit by car in Duchesne County

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Posted - Sep. 12, 2019 at 10:54 a.m.

ROOSEVELT — A crossing guard suffered serious injuries after she was hit by a car Thursday morning, authorities said.

The crash took place about 7:50 a.m. at 300 W. 200 North in Roosevelt, near King’s Peak Elementary School, according to a Facebook post from the Roosevelt City Police Department.

The 70-year-old woman was helping a child cross the street when a 16-year-old driver, who was driving a 1997 Mazda sedan, did not yield and hit the crossing guard, according to police.

The crossing guard was thrown several feet and suffered serious injuries to her leg and head, police said. The child was not injured.

Crossing lights were functioning, and the crossing guard had a handheld stop sign, cones and emergency colored clothing, police said. Investigators believe the early morning sun may have factored into the crash.

The crash is still under investigation and any potential charges are pending, police said. Further details about the crossing guard’s medical condition were not immediately available Thursday.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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