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Crossing guard in N. Merrick hit by car

A school crossing guard hit by a vehicle in North Merrick underwent surgery and was in serious condition Wednesday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

A Nassau University Medical Center spokeswoman said the female crossing guard was admitted as a trauma patient to the East Meadow facility Wednesday afternoon.

Nassau County police said the guard, stationed at Old Mill Road and Merrick Avenue, three blocks from the Old Mill Road School, was struck shortly after 8 a.m. and injured a leg.

The injuries were "nonlife-threatening," police said. No criminal charges were filed.

David Feller, superintendent of the North Merrick school district, said he had learned through another crossing guard that the injured guard also has a broken collarbone.

"We have made calls to police and to the supervisor of the crossing guards but have no more information," Feller said.

He said some students from the Old Mill Road School witnessed the accident and were attended to by the school nurse. "We wanted to make sure they were not traumatized by the situation," Feller said.

Parents of students who saw the accident also were contacted "to let them know the students were OK," he said.

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