Fayetteville crossing guard struck; no charges filed
Posted September 7, 2011
Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fayetteville crossing guard failed to wait for traffic to come to a complete stop before stepping into the road and was struck by a 2008 Chevy SUV Wednesday morning, according to Fayetteville police.
Betty Carter, 68, was trying to stop traffic in front of William Owen Elementary School when she stepped off the curb, into the road and was struck by the SUV, driven by Terry Garner, 64, of Laurinburg, police said.
Emergency crews took Carter to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The SUV received minor damage to the front fender on the passenger side of the vehicle.
Witnesses told police that Garner's SUV was traveling approximately 15 to 20 mph at the time of the crash and that Carter failed to wait for traffic to stop. No charges were filed.