CHICAGO (CBS) — A school crossing guard was recovering from serious injuries, after a driver struck her earlier this week in the West Pullman neighborhood, and then took off.
Children were crossing the street around 4 p.m. Monday, when an SUV traveling “at a high rate of speed” struck the 27-year-old crossing guard at the intersection of 127th Street and Union Avenue, according to police.READ MORE: Teen Stabbed With Scissors After Argument On CTA Red Line Platform At Jackson Station
No students were hit, but the crossing guard was seriously injured.READ MORE: Record 53,000 Rat Complaints Help Chicago Retain Crown As Rattiest City In America For 7th Year In A Row
The driver fled the scene without stopping.
Police were searching for a black or dark-colored SUV that left the scene headed west on 127th Street, and then north on Emerald Avenue.MORE NEWS: The Miracle Center Bringing Mission Of Teaching Creative Arts To Inner City Youth To New Home; 'What We Do Is Changing Lives'
Anyone with information on the incident should call Area South detectives at 312-745-4521.