Alverna Ann Payne saved a boy from being struck by a moving vehicle, Hampton, Virginia, November 23, 1982. Mrs. Payne, 38, school crossing guard, was leading a young boy and girl across a busy street when a car approached them at a high speed. Mrs. Payne shouted for the children to run; the girl did, but the boy stood frozen in the street. Forfeiting the opportunity to flee from the car, which was skidding out of control toward them, Mrs. Payne reached out and pushed the boy. An instant later, the car struck her, knocking her to the pavement. Mrs. Payne was treated at the hospital for cuts and bruises, from which she recovered. The boy was not injured.
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