If there’s an occasion, count on Red Bank school crossing guard Carl Colmorgen to dress for it. Well known for his seasonal hats, Colmorgen marked Red Nose Day, an effort to combat childhood poverty, as he crossed students of Red Bank Catholic and St. James to school Thursday morning. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)
“This is my corner,” says Delaney, who has worked the location since 1984. “It’s a joy to know the kids are safe.” (Click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
He’s in line to be Red Bank’s next fire chief, but a rainstorm last week convinced John Mego that the risk associated with being a crossing guard in town isn’t for him anymore.
Saying he’s “tired of being a hood ornament,” Mego’s last day directing traffic is today.
Little Silver police have issued a statement describing the circumstances under which a crossing guard was struck by a vehicle this morning.
Here it is:
A vehicle operated by Woody Saleh, 54 of Little Silver was traveling west on Markham Place. The vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of Markham Place and Branch Avenue and proceeded to turn right onto Branch Avenue when it struck the school crossing guard, William Gibson, 65 of Eatontown.
Little Silver police Sergeant Dan Shaffery says the guard’s injuries “appear to be minor and are not life-threatening.” The victim was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, he said.