School Crossing guard escapes serious injuries


(Ottumwa)— An elementary student in Ottumwa escaped injury following an accident Thursday morning at the intersection of Traxler and Mary Street.

Officials say a 5th grade student was hit by a vehicle as she was serving as a school patrol.  The student stepped out in front of a car and was hit.  As a precaution an ambulance was summoned to the scene as was the student’s mother.

Upon arrival the mother of the student determine she was not injured but was shaken up.

School officials say they will take a look at the situation to determine if an adult needs to be at the school  crossing.