Maryland Crossing Guard Hit By Car to Protect Child from Getting Hit

A crossing guard in Cecil County, Maryland is being called a hero after her quick actions possibly saved a child from being seriously injured or run over by a car on Friday morning.

The police officer, Cpl. Annette Goodyear of the North East Police Department is seen in the footage captured on board a school bus. Goodyear is seen stepping into the middle of the road wearing a bright orange raincoat to assist a student in a crosswalk, near North East Middle School.

A car suddenly approaches without stopping as the child is in the middle of the road, but Goodyear suddenly grabs the middle school student and throws them out of the way and gets hit by the vehicle.

After being hit, Goodyear lays on the ground and the car stops while the student checks to see if she is okay. The driver soon comes out of the vehicle and attends to her as well.

Goodyear was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital with thankfully only "minor injuries" and was later discharged. She is being recommended to receive commendations for her "bravery and swift action" for making sure the student was not hit. Goodyear even went to the student's home later to check to make sure they were doing okay.

The driver of the car was cited for several traffic violations, according to the Cecil County Sheriff's Office.

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