Traffic control officer of 48 years hit by tractor-trailer while working near school
Gertrude Schaftlein, 84, was working near Wellington Elementary when she was hit by the truck. She was taken to the hospital where she later had her leg amputated.
Police said the driver failed to stop, but several witnesses provided authorities descriptions of the vehicles, leading officers to stop the tractor-trailer.
Delane Rowe, 44, was taken into custody and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, assault and disregarding traffic control.
Originally from Germany, Schaftlein has served Louisville for 48 years as a traffic guard. She is in daily physical therapy and working on adjusting to a new normal.
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