PLEASANTVILLE — Police are asking drivers to slow down after a crossing guard and a police officer were struck and injured by vehicles in separate incidents.
The crossing guard was hit by a car in an accident ahortly before 8:20 a.m. Monday, Capt. Matthew Hartman said in a statement.
Police said Rosuendy Jaime-Jimenez, 27, of Pleasantville, was driving a Kia south on Linden Avenue at Delilah Road when her vehicle struck the driver’s side of a Honda Civic driven by Yolanda Sanchez, 69, of Absecon. The Honda left the road and hit 74-year-old crossing guard John Harrington, who was standing at the southeast corner of the intersection.
Harrington was thrown over the hood of the Honda and suffered moderate injures, police said. He was treated at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Trauma Unit in Atlantic City and is expected to return to work soon, Hartman said.
On Sept. 3, Officer Joseph Gamble was struck by the passenger side mirror of a passing Ford F-150 truck while he was at the scene of a motor vehicle crash on West Adams Avenue, police said.
Hartman said Gamble was standing near his patrol car and was wearing a reflective vest.
Hartman said summonses against the truck driver, Frank Watson, 58, of Pleasantville, are pending further investigation.
“We at the Pleasantville Police Department remind everyone to slow down and be aware of the Public Safety personnel working in around the roadways to prevent incidents like these,” Hartman said.
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