Crossing guard saves student from oncoming car

School bus surveillance footage captured the moment Cpl. Annette Goodyear pushed Violet Watt, 11, out of the way of a speeding car in Maryland.
3:10 | 02/08/22

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- The ABC News exclusive. A Maryland crossing guard caught on camera risking her life to save a student from an oncoming car. We're hearing from the hero and the young girl she saved this morning. Will Reeve joins us with the story. It's a very-- it's a feel-good story, Will. I'm glad everybody is going to be OK. Good morning. - It really is, Michael. Good morning. It's an almost inconceivable, worst-case scenario for a parent, a child almost getting hit by a car while walking into school. But thanks to the brave and quick actions of this crossing guard, the worst was averted by mere inches. Watch this near-catastrophic moment caught on a school bus surveillance camera. - Whoa! WILL REEVE: A Maryland crossing guard pushing an 11-year-old girl out of the way of a speeding car. - I really would just say thank you for saving my life. Because if you weren't there, I would have been the one going to the hospital. WILL REEVE: Violet Watt making it to safety by just inches, thanks to the lightning-fast reflexes of Corporal Annette Goodyear. - I'm talking to her, telling her, you know, good morning and have a good day. And I just see this blur out of the corner of my eye. And at that point it's just-- the car was on top of us. WILL REEVE: Goodyear signaled for the car to stop as she summoned Watt to cross the street. But right here the sedan barrels through, Goodyear shoving Watt out of the way before being struck herself, suffering minor injuries in the incident, which she says was a first in her 14 years with the Northeast Police Department. - The only thing I was thinking was to make sure that little girl was safe and that she wasn't the one to take the impact. She has her entire life ahead of her. - I asked her five times if she was OK, and then I ran inside. - What did she say when she was lying on the ground? - She had said go get help, I need an ambulance. WILL REEVE: Violet and her aunt and uncle Megan and Josh, who care for Violet, speaking exclusively with GMA, saying the day started out like any other. - Like I went out, gave her a hug, normal have a good day. And then it was probably 10, 15 minutes later that we got a call from the neighbor who drops her off. WILL REEVE: The Cecil County Sheriff's Office telling ABC News the driver was issued four traffic citations. - I mean, kids walking across the street to school, with buses there, you would think they would be paying attention. - So what is Officer Goodyear like? - She's really nice. And she'll talk to every student that walks by, even if you don't start the conversation. WILL REEVE: Corporal Goodyear says the response from her community has been touching. - It shows you that people out there actually care. They don't just see you as that uniform at that point. They just see that you're willing to protect their children. - Violet wants to use this moment for a purpose. She's selling that t-shirt she was wearing in our interview. It says "Real heroes don't wear capes." She's using part of the proceeds for a cause that she cares a lot about-- therapy for children. And she offered Officer Goodyear to donate to a cause of her choosing. Officer Goodyear picked the same one as Violet. She's selfless through and through, guys. - They are linked together. Thank you for sharing that with us, Will. That's right. Real heroes don't wear capes.

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