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After Albemarle student is struck by vehicle, parent pushes for safe school crossings
The Daily Progress Friday, March 30, 2018 at 12:01 a.m.

With the national conversation on school safety currently centered on firearms, one Albemarle County parent is trying to draw attention to vehicle safety.

On March 1, Vanessa Crawford’s sixth-grade daughter was struck by a car in the road between Henley Middle School and Brownsville Elementary. A parent had waved her daughter across and neither had seen the car coming, Crawford said.

The girl’s right leg was bruised badly enough that even three weeks later she can’t put any weight on it and has to wear an orthopedic boot.

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