Maryland Brigadier Cpl. Annette Goodyear saves a child from a speeding ticket in a heroic video
The video captured the moment a quick-thinking Maryland school crossing guard heroically pushed a middle school student out of the way of a fast-moving car that crossed a crosswalk.
Cpl. Annette Goodyear of the North East Police Department gets hit by the car instead, as the stunning footage shows.
Goodyear, wearing a bright orange jacket and hat, can be seen raising her hand to oncoming traffic as a student prepares to cross the street at a pedestrian crossing.
Just as the student crosses the middle of the slippery road, a black sedan zooms into view. Goodyear immediately grabs the student and pushes her across the street out of harm’s way as she is pinned down by the vehicle, the video shows.
The driver immediately pulls over and gets out as Goodyear lies down with his back to the ground in pain. The driver and several witnesses rush to help.
Cpl. John Fakner of the Northeast Police Department told WJZ the incident happened around 7:30 a.m. Friday.
Police said Goodyear was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries and released.
“We’re just extremely proud of his actions,” he told WJZ. “It was a split-second reaction that saved a child from potential injury. A job well done.”
According to the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was cited for careless driving, failure to stop at a traffic sign before entering the crosswalk, failure to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk and driving with an expired license plate.