Police seek vehicle after Philly crossing guard struck

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police in Northeast Philadelphia just released new information about the driver who intentionally ran down a crossing guard.

Investigators said on Tuesday say the car involved is believed to be an older model gray Ford Fusion or Ford Focus.

A piece of the bumper is missing, and police say it likely has red paint on the remaining portion.

The hit and run happened last month outside of Carnell Elementary.

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.

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.