Crossing guard suspended after truck killed Harlem boy

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

The crossing guard who was on duty when a Harlem boy was hit by a truck and killed on Thursday has been suspended, according to police.

Flavia Roman, 55, was suspended on Thursday after 6-year-old Amar Diarrosova was run down by a tractor-trailer as he was crossing First Avenue at 117th Street. Roman was not at the intersection even though she was supposed to be on duty. She told reporters she was taking a break.

Diarrosova was on his way to school with his older brother. The driver of the truck, Robert Carroll Jr. of New Jersey, was given a summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian and another for failure to exercise due care.


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