- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida crossing guard is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle near Lakeland.

The crash happened early Wednesday as the crossing guard walked across a road outside a gas station.

Polk County Sheriff’s deputies say a 16-year-old driver hit the crossing guard as she was in the crosswalk.

The woman was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

The crash is under investigation.

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