A crossing guard in Cecil County, Maryland, is being hailed as a hero after pushing a young student out of the way of an oncoming car — putting her own life at risk to save the child.
School bus surveillance video shows the moment a car drove through the crosswalk, just as a student was crossing.
Goodyear, wearing a bright orange jacket and a hat, can be seen giving a “stop” signal with her hand as a child begins to enter a crosswalk flanked by yellow pedestrian signs
Just as the student crosses the middle of the slick road, a black sedan zooms into view. Goodyear immediately grabs the student and shoves them to the other side of the street out of harm’s way while she’s clipped by the vehicle, video shows.
The driver immediately stops and gets out while Goodyear lays with her back on the ground in pain. The driver and several witnesses rush to help.
Police said Goodyear was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and was released.
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“It was strange. As I’m laying there I’m thinking to myself this actually did happen. I didn’t even know what to think about at that point,” Goodyear recalled. “It didn’t seem real as it was happening.”
“For me, I’m a parent as well, and it’s like I just want to make sure all these children are safe, and it didn’t matter if I was struck or not,” she added.
The town is working on commendations for her bravery and swift action.
The Cecil County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of the vehicle was issued four citations, including negligent driving and failure to stop at a yield sign before entering a crosswalk.
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