THEODORE, Ala. (WKRG) — A crossing guard has been taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle Friday morning, according to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident happened at Theodore High School where the sheriff’s office says the guard, who is employed by the sheriff’s office, was hit from behind.
A witness on scene told WKRG News 5 what she saw.
“I had just dropped my son off here and the crossing guard had stopped traffic to let me go across and then I saw the car coming from behind. I don’t know if the sun was blinding him or not but then he hit her in the back,” says Sherry, who’s son attends Theodore High School.
Mobile police say the driver who hit the victim told officers he couldn’t see the crossing guard because of the glare coming off from the sun, hitting his windshield.
When he hit the crossing guard at a slow speed, Mobile police say he slammed on his breaks and attempted to help her.
The crossing guard was transported to the hospital.
They say her injuries are not life-threatening.
Theodore High School had no comment on the incident since it happened off campus.
This story was updated on September 24 at 12:30 p.m. to reflect new information.