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Crossing guard injured after being hit by car in Pinellas Co.

Pinellas County

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A 63-year-old crossing guard has been hospitalized after being hit by a car.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened just after 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Curlew Road & Countryside Boulevard.

According to investigators, the crossing guard was setting up traffic cones along the curb in preparation for the dismissal of Curlew Creek Elementary School.

Investigators say the driver’s side mirror struck the security guard causing her to fall to the ground.

The crossing guard remained alert and was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital with non-life threatening injury.

Speed and impairment do not appear to be factors in the crash.

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