WAREHAM - A school crossing guard in Wareham is hospitalized after being struck by a car Tuesday morning.

Wareham Police say officers and EMS personnel responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle at around 7 a.m. on Marion Road (Rt. 6) in the area of Viking Drive.

At the scene, police saw that the 59-year-old female crossing guard had been struck by a vehicle that was driven by a 76-year-old man. The driver remained at the scene and reported the incident to responding officers.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

The accident is under investigation.

Wareham Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood wrote on Facebook that she and other school officials are aware of students who may have witnessed the accident. Parents and guardians will be notified of the accident and counseling support services will be available for those students.

Dr. Shaver-Hood also wished for a speedy recovery for the crossing guard.

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