Crossing guard struck on Courtland Avenue

STAMFORD — A 71-year-old school crossing guard was sent to the hospital after he was struck by a city man on Courtland Avenue Monday afternoon.

Stamford police Sgt. George Moran said the crossing guard was struck by the vehicle while he was in the intersection of Courtland Avenue and Maple Tree Avenue at 4:20 p.m.

Moran said a witness told police that the guard was in the intersection holding his stop sign up when the vehicle being driven by a 52-year-old man rolled through the intersection and struck the guard.

The guard was knocked down by the car. The guard complained to responding firefighters and medics that his back hurt and he was rushed to the hospital by ambulance, Moran said.

Moran said he did not have an update on the crossing guard’s condition.

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Jonathan Lucas

3 Responses

  1. JS says:

    Courtland Avenue has become a racetrack, with drivers constantly running red lights at Hamilton Ave and Maple Tree Ave. @Stamford Police: Please help us! We residents take our lives in our hands driving/walking through these intersections on a daily basis! It’s sad that this kind gentleman has suffered due to people’s negligence.

  2. Jess says:

    Please post an update on his condition. He helps my kids cross every day!

  3. Bonnie says:

    Damn lawless self centered Hooray-For-Me-To-Hell-With-The-Other-Guy selfish imbeciles behind the wheel !
    Praying the crossing guard recovers and hoping the driver is held responsible.