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Maywood Fire Police Captain Struck While Crossing Schoolkids

Maywood Fire Police Capt. Thomas Stavola
Maywood Fire Police Capt. Thomas Stavola Photo Credit: INSET: Courtesy Lynne Reck / PHOTO: GoogleMaps

MAYWOOD, N.J. -- A Maywood fire police captain was hospitalized with cuts and bruises Thursday morning after he was struck by a minivan while filling in as a crossing guard.

Thomas Stavola, 63, had his "STOP" sign up while crossing schoolchildren around 8:40 a.m. when a turning Dodge Caravan with youngsters sitting in back knocked him down, Police Chief David Pegg told Daily Voice.

He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries to his scalp and side, the chief said.

The driver told police that a window column obstructed her view as she turned her vehicle left onto Maywood Avenue from westbound East Central Avenue and it hit Stavola, Pegg said.

An investigation was continuing, he said.

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