Crossing Guard Hit By Vehicle at Burbank Elementary, Hospitalized

Photo: The location of the accident.

A crossing guard was struck by a motor vehicle in front of the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School at approximately 8:18 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Jan. 11, according to a press release from the Belmont Police Department.

The guard, who are hired by the Belmont Police to assist residents and students to cross busy main roadways, was transported by Belmont Fire Rescue from the scene to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac.

The motor vehicle heading westbound on School Street struck the crossing guard in the crosswalk at School Street and Sharpe Road. The preliminary investigation indicates that speed was not a factor.

The vehicle driver was cited at the scene for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in the Crosswalk, according to Belmont Police.

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  1. says

    Prayer and well wishings for the person…. May she heal and hope shes will be okay…..Being a Crossing Guard is a very risky Job, and should be considered more pay and all days when schools are closed /Holidays school schedules, Crossing Guards should be paid for legal holidays school closings…..

  2. Reed Bundy says

    Parents and neighbors, please join us at 8am on Thursday, January 12th as we come together in public support for our beloved crossing guard and to strongly advocate for a safer School Street. Too many accidents have happened on this dangerous curve in front of the Burbank School – it is time for us to take action before we have a tragedy on our hands.

    Hope to see you there.

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