NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and other officials are calling for new pedestrian safety measures following the death of a 6-year-old boy who was killed on his way to school in East Harlem last week.
Stringer says he wants tougher traffic-calming measures and improved enforcement of existing laws on streets where children walk to school.
“It’s outrageous that a tractor-trailer truck, an 18-wheeler was barreling down the street. Of course that truck driver wouldn’t see a little six-and-a-half-year-old boy. They shouldn’t have been on that road to begin with and it’s time to hold truck drivers who don’t follow the law accountable for their actions,” Stringer told WCBS 880.
This weekend, family and friends said goodbye to Amar Diarrassouba. The 6-year-old was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Thursday morning at the intersection of First Avenue and East 117th Street.