Salmon Bay K-8 crossing guard hit

Crossing guard discharged from hospital, will be OK

Update, Feb. 5, 3 p.m.: The principal of Salmon Bay K-8 posted an update on crossing guard Des's condition. Looks like everything will be just fine:

"Thank you so much to all of you who have reached out to ask how our crossing guard Des is doing. The outpouring of care and support from the community has been inspiring. We heard from his wife this morning and he is doing much better and has been sent home from the hospital.

Many of you have asked about sending cards, flowers, etc. If you are interested in doing this, please stop by the main office with your gift/donation. We will make sure that everything gets to Des and his family."


We saw the following note posted on Salmon Bay K-8's website yesterday:

"Today at approximately 2:20 our crossing guard was struck by a car while manning the crosswalk. EMS personnel transported him to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. We have received word that he is doing well and our thoughts are with him and his family. This is a reminder that 65th is a busy street and that we all need to be alert drivers and pedestrians as we are traveling to and from school."

We'll check in to see how the crossing guard is doing.

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