School crossing officer struck by vehicle on Coleman Blvd., released from hospital

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A school crossing officer with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office was injured after being struck by a vehicle Friday morning in Mount Pleasant.

The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. on Coleman Boulevard near Simmons Street.

Capt. Chip Googe with the Mount Pleasant Police Department said the crossing officer was taken to a local hospital but did not appear to be suffering from life-threatening injuries.

The crossing officer, Nancy Convey, was assisting students who attend Moultrie Middle School.

Andrew Knapp, public information officer for the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, said today’s incident was the first at that intersection in the past five years.

“There have been two other known reports of CCSO school crossing officers being struck by a vehicle in the past five years,” said Knapp.

Among them: An incident on January 16, 2020, in which a crossing officer suffered a minor injury after being struck while stepping into a crosswalk to stop traffic on Wappoo Road in West Ashley.

The other happened on January 24, 2020, where a crossing officer was injured in a hit-and-run crash outside Charleston Charter School for Math and Science on King Street.

Convey was released from MUSC Friday afternoon. She has been employed by the sheriff’s office in December 2019.

“Like other CCSO crossing officers, Ms. Convey is a dedicated employee who takes seriously the responsibility of getting students safely across the street. We are grateful that she will recover and that no children were injured,” the department said.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is investigating the collision.

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