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Injured crossing guard recovering after being hit

By Crystal Price - bio | email

MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC) - The injured crossing guard from Wednesday morning's crosswalk accident in Moss Bluff is still recovering from being hit by a vehicle while on duty.

Karl Edwards was hit and injured alongside his co-worker Roland Parker in front of Moss Bluff Elementary School when 91-year old Wallace Berwick did not see them setting up cones.

Edwards has been in the hospital for two days and hospital officials said he is currently in fair condition.

"I've got fractures in my left elbow, I've got a cut up hand and a bruised up left leg," said Edwards.

While Edwards' physical wounds are healing, he says he will never forget what happened that day at the crosswalk. 

"We were walking side by side after we put up the blockades," said Edwards.

As they were setting up the blockades Edwards said a car struck both him and his new co-worker, Roland Parker.

"I didn't know the man but 5 minutes," said Edwards. "He happened to be right in front of the car. I was over enough it just hit me on my left side from the mirror off the car."

The accident killed Parker, and left Edwards with pain that is both physical and emotional.

"And I want to tell his family that I have all the regrets in the world, I just wish it would have been different," said Edwards.

Hospital officials said there is still no word on when he will be released from the hospital.

Edwards said he wants to use this accident as a way to warn all drivers to slow down and be extra cautious when approaching a crosswalk.

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