|Teen driver hits crossing guard near Lakeland|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
LAKELAND — A central Florida crossing guard was in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle near Lakeland.
The crash happened early Wednesday as the crossing guard walked across a road outside a gas station.
Polk County Sheriff’s deputies say a 16-year-old driver hit the crossing guard as she was in the crosswalk.
The woman was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
The crash is under investigation.
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