A school crossing guard directing traffic at Galway Elementary School was struck by a Ford Windstar minivan on Wednesday, around 3:40 PM, according to Montgomery County Police. Police say it was raining heavily at the time, but that didn't prevent the minivan's driver, Brice Anthony Huff of Berlin, MD, from being issued several traffic citations. Huff told police his malfunctioning windshield wipers prevented him from seeing the victim.
The crossing guard, Rosetta Parisi, 67, remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Parisi is a Silver Spring resident, as well as a substitute crossing guard for the Montgomery County Police.