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Elementary School Student and Crossing Guard Hit by Pick Up Truck in Western PA

On Friday morning, a crossing guard and an elementary school student were hurt in an Indiana, Pennsylvania accident.  The accident happened at approximately 8:30 a.m. at Fourth and Philadelphia streets near the Horace Mann Elementary School.

Authorities report that the crossing guard, 86 year old Ruth McGeary, was crossing the street with a third grader when a pick up truck struck the pair.  Ms.  McGeary had 50 years of experience as a crossing guard and school authorities reported that she did a remarkable job protecting the child during this accident.

Ms. McGeary was flown to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment.  The child was also taken to the hospital.  Updates on their conditions have not yet been released.

Authorities indicate that charges against the pick up truck driver are possible pending further investigation into this Pennsylvania pedestrian accident.