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Leg of crossing guard struck by SUV

October 24, 2003|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

shappell@herald-mail.com

Emergency responders rushed a school crossing guard to Washington County Hospital Thursday afternoon after she was struck by a sport utility vehicle.

A Dodge Durango struck the leg of crossing guard Delores Perrott of Hagerstown at approximately 3:10 p.m. at the intersection of Winter Street and Washington Avenue, Hagerstown Police Department Patrolwoman Patty Shantz said.

"She was walking away from it (the Dodge) and never saw it coming," Shantz said.

Shantz said Perrott was taken to the hospital because she struck her head on the ground following the impact.

"They did a CT scan to make sure her head was OK because she hit her head," she said. "The head was the thing we were most concerned about."

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Perrott was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, Shantz said.

Shantz said the injuries basically amounted to "bumps and bruises."

Police charged the driver, Tanna Renner, 42, of 32 Summer St., Hagerstown, with failure to exercise due care to avoid pedestrian collision.

Nearby resident Damars Ortiz was among those who rushed to Perrott's aid.

"She was conscious and talking to us," Ortiz said. "The first thing she told us was to call her husband."

Attempts to reach members of the Washington County Board of Education for comment Thursday evening were unsuccessful.

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