TULSA, Okla. — UPDATE: Boevers Elementary students walked to school on a freshly re-striped crosswalk, Monday.
Randy Johnson was hurt at the intersection near the school after a hit-and-run, Feb. 13. Johnson believes the new crosswalk will protect the students from drivers like the one who hit him.
It started as a normal day for Randy Johnson, a second-year crossing guard for children attending Boevers Elementary.
Thursday morning, he crossed the intersection of East 34 Street South and South 133 East Ave and lifted his handheld stop sign to alert drivers children were about to cross. One of the drivers did not stop. Johnson said he was projected into the air before landing on a curb.
Johnson is now recovering from broken ribs and hoping he gets better quickly.
Tulsa police do not have a description of the vehicle, but Johnson believes it was a dark-colored SUV.
Johnson said the intersection is overdue for extra pedestrian safety measures. The crosswalk paint was nearly faded, at the time of the incident.
2 Works for You alerted the city of Johnson's concerns Thursday. Friday afternoon, a crew was out spray painting the crosswalk lines. They said the work would be done by Monday.
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