Lucky escape at school crossing

​A RECKLESS driver sped through a school crossing this morning, grazing the crossing supervisor and thankfully missing a child who was on the crossing at the time.

About 8.30am the supervisor walked into the centre of the crossing on San Mateo Avenue between Eleventh and Twelfth Streets and signalled for traffic to stop in both directions to allow children to make their way to Mildura Primary School.

"Cars have stopped in both directions and this driver chose to overtake on the wrong side of the road, and go around those cars to go through the crossing," Mildura Police highway patrol Sergeant Mark McDonald said.

"The supervisor tried to stop him with the sign but he went straight through and there was contact between the car and the supervisor, but it wasn't serious thankfully.

"There was at least one child on the crossing at the time … no kids were hit but it was certainly a dangerous situation."

The car did not stop at the scene and a short time later the same vehicle was involved in a collision in Deakin Avenue, near Fourteenth Street, involving up to four cars.

Sgt McDonald said the male driver was currently being interviewed by police and assisting with inquiries.

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