Teacher suffers minor injuries after being hit by car in Dalton

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DALTON -- A St. Agnes Academy teacher suffered minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle while leading a group of children across a street in town Thursday morning.

Police say the accident occurred at 11:30 a.m., when a 1993 Toyota Corolla operated by an 83-year-old town man hit the teacher, who was inside the crosswalk at Main Street and South Carson Avenue.

According to Officer John L. Thibodeau of Dalton Police Department, none of the children were hit and the teacher suffered only a glancing blow. The driver, headed west on Main Street at the time, "had the signal to take the left onto South Carson but in doing so ended up striking the female pedestrian," Thibodeau said.

Witnesses phoned in the accident and Dalton police and ambulance responded. They transported the teacher to Berkshire Medical Center for minor injuries.

Two Dalton officers investigated the accident. The operator, a Dalton resident, was cited for failing to yield for a pedestrian in a crosswalk as a result of the the officers' investigation.

Police declined to identify either the driver or the teacher.


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