Thursday's pedestrian-involved crash is the third such incident to happen at the intersection since 2012.

WESTFIELD, NJ – A crossing guard hit by a car near Edison Intermediate School escaped serious injury Thursday morning in what has been a series of pedestrian-involved crashes at the intersection.

The driver of a black sedan ignored the guard’s signal to stop at Rahway Avenue and West Grove Street while turning left, Sgt. Michael Walsh said.

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While the vehicle struck the guard’s left hip and leg, the crash did not injure the guard, Walsh said.

The car fled the scene, and police continue their investigation into the hit-and-run, he said.

A spokeswoman for the Westfield School District directed a reporter to police for comments.

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Thursday’s pedestrian-involved crash is the third pedestrian-involved crash to have occurred at the intersection recently, authorities said.

In June, a driver struck a 14-year-old in the crosswalk at the same intersection in front of Edison Intermediate School, according to police.

In 2012, a car struck two children at the intersection, leaving one with a head injury and the other with an injured hand, authorities said.

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