Crossing guard suspended after truck fatally hits 6-year-old boy

Posted at 7:05 PM, Feb 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-28 19:06:09-05
Amar Diarrosova

Amar Diarrosova was killed in a tragic accident on East 117th Street.

A NYC public school crossing guard has been suspended after a 6-year-old boy was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer in East Harlem Thursday.

Crossing guard Flavia Roman, 55, was on a bathroom break when Amar Diarrosova – one block from PS 155 – stepped into the intersection at 1st Ave. and 117th St.  The truck, traveling westbound on 117th, made a right turn onto 1st Ave., fatally striking Diarrosova.

Paramedics took the boy to Harlem Hospital where he was pronounced dead.