Crossing Guard and young Girl struck on Plains Road, student stable, gurad released from hospital.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  December 5, 2012  A little before 4:00 pm a school crossing guard and a student were struck by a vehicle   on Plains Road at Maplehurst, in Aldershot.

The crossing guard was handling student traffic at Maplehurst Public School.

Halton Regional Police described the accident as serious involving  a car striking a young student and a crossing guard in front of the school. The student, a 5 year old female Senior Kindergarten was being directed by a male crossing guard

Kindergarten student and crossing guard struck by vehicle in front of Maplehurst Public School.

The 5 year old female Senior Kindergarten student was crossing with a male guard when a westbound Nissan Altima struck them.  The little girl was thrown several metres forward and the guard was struck down and fell within the marked crosswalk.

Halton EMS arrived and took the girl to McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton where she remains in serious but stable condition.  Her parents are by her side.  The crossing guard, a 77 year old Burlington man, was taken by EMS to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital where he was treated for unspecified injuries and released.

The driver of the car, an 80 year old Burlington man, was not injured.  He attended the Burlington 30 Division police station to provide a statement and was cooperative with the investigation.  He was later driven home by police.

Due to the seriousness of this incident, members of the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) attended the scene and have taken carriage of the investigation.  Reconstructionists and Forensic Identification Officers spent 5 hours collecting evidence and measuring the scene.  Westbound Plains Road was completely shut down to traffic during the at-scene investigation.

The Halton District School Board has been notified and officials there are being updated on their student’s condition.   Several witnesses have come forward but any others are asked to contact the CRU at 905.825,4747 ext. 5056 or ext. 5065.

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