Crossing Guard, Student Hit by Van in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9    

MIDLAND - A Midland crossing guard and student were hit by a van on Tuesday this morning.

The accident happened a little after eight at the corner of Bluebird and Whitaker.  

The guard was helping a student cross the street, near Santa Rita Elementary, when a woman hit them.

According to police, she was turning onto Bluebird and the morning sun was right in her eyes, so she didn't see them.  

The student, an eight year-old, wasn't hurt and went to class.

The crossing guard was treated and released from the hospital.