Crossing Guard Hit In Front Of Clarksville School

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A crossing guard was taken to an area hospital after she was struck by a vehicle in front of a Clarksville high school.

The incident happened around 7:28 a.m. Monday in front of the entrance to Rossview High School, located on Rossview Road.

Police said the crossing guard had the stop sign displayed for westbound traffic when a driver -- 20-year-old Ryan Smith -- failed to obey the sign and struck her. The impact of the crash forced her into the air before crashing onto the hood and windshield. 

Smith was taken into custody and charges are pending in the case. 

The victim, said to be in her 20s, was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center with a head injury. Police said she is conscious, coherent and in stable condition.  

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