LMPF collecting donations for Traffic Control Officer hit by semi-truck
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Louisville Metro Police Foundation is collecting donations for 84-year-old Gertrude Schaftlein, the Traffic Control Officer who was struck by a semi-truck in a hit-and-run incident.
The driver of the semi-truck was later identified and arrested.
Schaftlein was hit while working near Wellington Elementary and rushed to UofL Hospital where she later had her leg amputated.
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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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