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Crossing Guard Struck, Seriously Injured By Vehicle In Ventura County

A school crossing guard has been seriously injured in a traffic accident in Ventura County. A City of Simi Valley crossing guard was hit at about 7:30 Friday morning, at Royal Avenue and Vaquero Drive.

Simi Valley Police say the man was in the crosswalk when he was hit. Witnesses say he pushed a child out of the path of the oncoming vehicle. The victim’s name hasn’t been release. The injuries are described as potentially life threatening. The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene, and is cooperating with investigators.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.