Police: School crossing guard struck by vehicle while stopping traffic

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A school crossing guard in Cranford is out of the hospital after being struck by a driver while stopping traffic for a student.

The incident happened Thursday around 8:07 a.m. at the intersection of Walnut and Blake avenues.

According to police, the crossing guard was stopping traffic for a student when he was hit by a 2003 Cadillac being operated by an 86-year-old man from Union County.

Police say the school crossing guard suffered injuries from the crash and was transported to a hospital for evaluation.

He was equipped with both a traffic vest and stop paddle.

Charges are pending at this time.

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