(UPDATED) Child killed crossing the street in Harlem

117th and 1st, East Harlem
This is the intersection where the young child was killed on his way to school. (Google Maps.)

UPDATE: The driver of the truck that killed 6-year-old Amar Diarrosova was Robert Carroll, Jr. of Woodbury, New Jersey.

Carroll has been given a summons for failure to yield to a pedestrian and another for failure to exercise due care.

Local City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito commented on the incident this afternoon, calling it “an absolute tragedy,” and offering condolences to the Diarrosova family.

“My office has been in touch with the local police precinct through the day… so that we can understand the specifics of what took place and see what action might be needed to prevent a similar horrific accident,” Mark-Viverito said.

 

Metro’s original story is below.

A six-year-old boy was killed by a tractor-trailer in East Harlem Thursday morning crossing the street on his way to school, while the school crossing guard was taking a break.

The boy was crossing First Avenue on his way to school with his nine-year-old brother when the vehicle turned right off of 117th Street and struck him, police said. They were half a block from PS 155.

He was rushed to Harlem Hospital where he was pronounced dead from severe head injuries. His identity is being withheld until the family can be notified. The older brother was unharmed.

The crossing guard was in tears as she told 1010 WINS that she had stepped away from her post for a five-minute bathroom break.

The truck driver didn’t realize he had hit anyone until witnesses flagged him down a block away, according to a law enforcement source. He returned to the scene and was not charged. NYPD said in a statement that “there is no criminality suspected at this time.”

 

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