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Frederick Co. Public School Employee Struck by Snow Plow

"Don't take anything for granted. Don't assume anything, and definitely don't walk behind any vehicles," said Lieutenant Warren Gosnell of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) in Virginia.

Winchester, Va. - A Frederick County Public School (FCPS) employee was hit and run over by a truck with a snow plow attached to it.

"Don't take anything for granted. Don't assume anything, and definitely don't walk behind any vehicles," said Lieutenant Warren Gosnell of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO).

That's his after a Sherando High School custodian, Gladys Gibson, was hit and run over by a snow plow Monday morning. The snow truck was driven by another FCPS employee.

"Mark Smoot who works for the Frederick County Public Schools was driving a 1997 Ford F-350. He was trying to clear the lot at Sherando High School," said Gosnell.

Police say Gibson ended up walking behind the snow plow as it was backing up.

“The rear bumper contacted Ms. Gibson at the legs, and took her down to the ground. After that, the back tire of the pickup truck backed over both of Ms. Gibson's legs. She screamed out and Mr. Smoot was able to hear her and stop,” Gosnell said.

After the accident the FCSO was called to the scene. It was here they determined that Gibson did not obtain any life threatening injuries, prior to transporting her to Winchester Medical Center.

She was fortunate enough to not have received any injuries from the front of the truck or the blades of the plow.

"We have decided to not place any charges due to the stories of both the individuals involved in the circumstance," said Gosnell.

Updates on Gibson's condition haven't been released.

A spokesperson from FCPS says that they are looking into the accident in order to assure something similar doesn't happen again.

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