Sun. Feb 23rd, 2020

Deputy directing traffic hit by vehicle in South Carolina school zone, video shows

Deputy directing traffic hit by vehicle in South Carolina school zone, video shows

Warning: The above video contains graphic content.A deputy who was taken to a hospital was released the same day she was hit by a vehicle. Deputy Chelsea Cockrell was directing traffic at an elementary school in South Carolina when she was struck, a sheriff’s office said. Video showed a vehicle plowing into and throwing her.WIS-TV reported Cockrell was wearing a bright yellow reflective jacket when she was hit; the driver admitted to police he was looking at his phone, the news station reported.The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office posted the video with a warning, “This is why you must pay attention while driving in a school zone.””This needs to be a wakeup call to everyone out there who is willing to put their (convenience) over safety,” Sheriff Lee Boan said.

KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. —

Warning: The above video contains graphic content.

A deputy who was taken to a hospital was released the same day she was hit by a vehicle.

Deputy Chelsea Cockrell was directing traffic at an elementary school in South Carolina when she was struck, a sheriff’s office said. Video showed a vehicle plowing into and throwing her.

WIS-TV reported Cockrell was wearing a bright yellow reflective jacket when she was hit; the driver admitted to police he was looking at his phone, the news station reported.

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office posted the video with a warning, “This is why you must pay attention while driving in a school zone.”

“This needs to be a wakeup call to everyone out there who is willing to put their (convenience) over safety,” Sheriff Lee Boan said.

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