David Chang

Driver Intentionally Runs Over Crossing Guard: Police

Police are searching for a driver accused of intentionally running over a crossing guard who yelled at him.

The 56-year-old crossing guard told police she was stopping traffic to cross a child at the intersection of Devereaux and Summerdale avenues around 8:10 a.m. on Sept. 21. As the child was crossing, a silver car made a left turn from Devereaux Avenue onto Summerdale Avenue and almost struck the child. The crossing guard said she then yelled at the driver as he passed her.

The driver of the car then allegedly placed the vehicle in reverse, ran over the median where the crossing guard was standing, and intentionally struck her, knocking her to the ground. The driver then placed the car back in drive and continued southbound on Summerdale Avenue, turned westbound on Van Kirk Street and struck a parked, unattended vehicle before fleeing the scene.

Philadelphia Police

The crossing guard suffered injuries to her right forearm, hand, left knee and a possible fracture to her left shoulder. She was taken to Aria-Torresdale where she was listed in stable condition.

Philadelphia Police

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male between the ages of 20 and 30 wearing a white or gray baseball cap. Police also believe his vehicle is an older model gray Ford Fusion or Ford Focus with front end damage, red transfer paint on the front bumper. They also believe a small piece of the front bumper is missing.

Philadelphia Police

If you have any information on the incident, please call the Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153.

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