The driver who struck and injured a well-known crossing guard earlier this week in Danvers, Massachusetts, has been cited with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, police say.
Penny King, 58, of Beverly, was cited Friday in connection with the crash on Poplar Street two days earlier that seriously injured Susan Turner, a longtime crossing guard.
Officers responded to an area near the Holten Richmond Middle School just after 7 a.m. Wednesday where they found Turner, who was then taken to Beverly Hospital.
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Turner's exact condition remains unclear.
"We have no specific information on her injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with Susan and her family as she recovers," Danvers police said Friday in a statement.
King remained on the scene of the crash.
Authorities and residents said Turner is well-known in the area.
"Over the last nineteen years, Susan Turner has been a valuable crossing guard for the town of Danvers. She is a dedicated and reliable employee and a friend to many students and parents," police said in a statement.
The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation by local and state police.