Driver hits Philadelphia crossing guard walking child

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Police say a crossing guard was struck in Northeast Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Philadelphia police say a driver almost struck a child and then reversed his vehicle striking a crossing guard.

It happened around 8:10 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Devereaux and Summerdale avenues.

Police say the 56-year-old crossing guard was stopping traffic to walk a child when the driver of a silver vehicle made a left turn, almost hitting the child.

The crossing guard yelled at the driver as he passed her.

Police say the driver of the vehicle stopped his vehicle, placed it in reverse, ran over the median, and struck the crossing guard, knocking her to the ground.

The driver then placed his car in drive and continued driving southbound on Summerdale Avenue.

"At that time, he then fled the location. There was a couple of witnesses that we interviewed and they all corroborate the story and currently we're going to be looking for the silver car," Philadelphia Police Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum said.

The crossing guard sustained injuries to her right forearm, hand, left knee, and a possible fracture to her left shoulder.

She was transported to Aria Health Torresdale in stable condition.

The driver is described as a black male, light complexion, 20 to 30 years old, with a white or gray baseball cap, driving a silver vehicle.

Northeast Detectives are investigating.
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