A Forsyth County school crossing guard was injured after being hit by a car that fled the scene of the accident. This accident occurred at around 3pm on Monday 11/23, just as South Fork Elementary school in Winston-Salem was dismissing its students for the afternoon.
According to witnesses, the school crossing guard was at her regular post on Country Club Road when she was struck by a minivan traveling west. The driver of the minivan did not stop at the scene of the accident and continued driving west on Country Club road.
The crossing guard was taken to a local hospital for treatment for injuries to her leg. Her injuries are being described as “minor,” but the situation is another reminder for all drivers to watch out, pay attention and slow down, especially when near a school or school crossing.
Winston-Salem Police are still investigating the accident, and are encouraging any witnesses of this crime to call (336) 773-7700 with any information.
Unfortunately, preventable pedestrian accidents cause thousands of serious and even fatal injuries in the United States every year. Pedestrians have a right to share the road safely, and drivers have a responsibility to be aware of their surroundings at all times.
This is especially important in school zones, where parents, teachers, and young children are often walking on the sidewalk or crossing the street.
If you or a loved one is injured in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault, call the experienced North Carolina Pedestrian Accident lawyers of Daggett Shuler Law at 336-724-1234.
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