Crossing guard hit by teen driver

12:05 PM, Dec 19, 2012   |    comments
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CANTON, Ga. -- A crossing guard was hit by a minivan in front of a Cherokee County elementary school Wednesday morning.

Michelle Hale, 42, was struck shortly after 7 a.m. while directing traffic in front of Hickory Flat Elementary School in Canton, according to Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker.

Hale was taken to North Fulton Hospital with a non-life-threatening leg injury, Baker said.

The driver of the minivan, 18-year-old Alexander Hopkins, was cited for driving with an obstructed windshield and failing to obey a traffic controller.

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