Monday, August 18 2014, 06:44 PM EDT
CPD Employee Working as School Crossing Guard Struck
A school crossing guard was struck and injured by a car while directing traffic near Lookout Valley Elementary School Monday morning.
The crossing guard, Noelle Bittle, suffered several lacerations about her face and body and also has a broken arm, according to Chattanooga Police spokesperson Kyle Miller.
It happened just before 8 a.m. during very rainy conditions at 680 Browns Ferry Road, right in front of the school. Miller said the driver was south bound on Browns Ferry Road heading towards Interstate 24.
He said Bittle was attempting to stop traffic when she was hit. Miller said the driver said he did not see her until it was too late and was unable to stop.
He said, "At this time, investigators will not be charging the driver."
Bittle is an employee of the Chattanooga Police Department. However she is not an officer.