Crossing guard struck

TISD crossing guard injured in accident

Story by Peyton Sims , editor in chief

On the morning of Sept. 21, Texas High School crossing guard Ron Ferguson was struck by a moving vehicle while on the job at approximately 8:21a.m. The 68 year old crossing guard was transported to Christus St. Michael Hospital, where he is currently listed in critical condition.

A 76 year old man was driving his Ford pickup southbound on Summerhill Road and had moved into the turn lane in preparation of making a left turn into the Summerhill Square parking lot. The crossing guard was working in the turning lane when he was hit by the pickup truck. 

Traffic officers are still investigating the crash. We are asking anyone who witnessed it and have not yet talked to one of our investigators, to please call 903-798-3116.

UPDATE. Oct. 2, 1:22 p.m.

It has been 12 long days since crossing guard Ron Ferguson was struck while on the job Sept. 21. Furgeson has been in recovery at the St. Michael Hospital and is gradually improving. 

“He’s improving everyday,” wife Bonnie Ferguson said. “He tries to talk but sometimes we can’t understand him. He’s a little too soft spoken. His eyes are almost open all the way. He does know who I am which was exciting.”