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Video captures crossing guard saves student from speeding car



  • Video captured a Maryland crossing guard saving a child from being hit by a speeding car.
  • Cpl. Annette Goodyear pushed the middle school student out of the way and was hit by the car instead.
  • The officer is being hailed a hero for putting herself in harm’s way.

Video caught the moment a crossing guard in Maryland saved a middle school student from being hit by a speeding car. Cpl. Annette Goodyear of the North East Police Department heroically pushed the child out of the way of the vehicle that barreled through a cross walk.

The footage shows Cpl. Annette Goodyear getting hit by the car instead.

The hair-raising video shows the crossing guard wearing her bright orange jacket and hat. She raised her hand at oncoming vehicles as a student prepares to cross the street at a pedestrian lane.

When the child reaches the middle of the crosswalk, a car zooms into view. Cpl. Annette immediately grabs the student and pushed the child to the other side of the street. The student was out of harm’s way but the corporal was clipped by the car.

The car stopped and the driver immediately got out. Cpl Goodyear was laying in pain with her back on the ground. The driver and several witnesses rush to help.

The incident occurred on Friday morning, according to Cpl. John Fakner of the North East Police Department.

Cpl Goodyear was rushed to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. She was released the same day.

“We’re just extremely proud of her actions,” Cpl. John Fakner told a local news station. “It was a split-second reaction that saved a child from potential injury. A job well done.”

According to the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was cited for negligent driving, failure to stop at yield sign before entering a crosswalk, failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, and driving with an expired registration plate.


We salute you, Cpl. Annette Goodyear! What you did was more than a job well done. You are a true hero. May your tribe multiply.

Source: New York Post