2nd person in a week injured by traffic in front of a school

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Published: Sep. 6, 2022 at 7:47 AM EDT
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EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - For the second time in a week, a person was hit by a vehicle while directing traffic in front of a Columbia County school.

The latest incident happened around 7:23 a.m. Tuesday on the main access road between Lakeside High School and Lakeside Middle School.

A Lakeside Middle School teacher, Kent Moore, was struck by a vehicle at a crosswalk as he was assisting with crossing-guard duty at the schools in the 500 block of Blue Ridge Drive in Evans.

Moore suffered minor injuries and was taken to Augusta University Medical Center for further evaluation, school officials said.

“We urge the public to practice extreme caution and remain alert when driving in school zones and on school campuses,” the Columbia County School District said in a statement. “The CCSD and the Lakeside school communities extend sincere wishes for a full recovery to Mr. Moore.”

It happened exactly a week after a similar incident, also in Columbia County.

A crossing guard at Harlem Middle School was sent to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Aug. 30.

Rafael Vega was struck by a vehicle at 6:47 a.m. as he was directing traffic at the entrance to the school that’s off Appling Harlem Road. Vega suffered injuries to his legs and ankle and possibly a head injury.

The driver told deputies she failed to see the crossing guard.