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