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Car hits crossing guard in Bristol

November 14th, 2013 6:51 pm by Wes Bunch

Car hits crossing guard in Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. — A motorist with a frost-covered windshield reportedly struck a crossing guard Thursday morning near a Bristol, Tenn., school.

According to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred just before 8 a.m. on King College Road in Bristol.

Authorities said the driver of a Ford Taurus was traveling along the road when he struck a crossing guard in front of Holston View Middle School.

The crossing guard was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. He was treated and released Thursday.

The driver reportedly told police that he was unable to see the crossing guard because the windshield on his Taurus was covered in frost.

The incident remains under investigation by the SCSO. Charges are reportedly pending.

A spokeswoman with the sheriff’s office said drivers should remember that it’s illegal to operate a motor vehicle with anything obstructing their view.

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