NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Council passed legislation Tuesday honoring a 4-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle in June.
Ariel Russo was mowed down by a teenager who was fleeing police, according to authorities. Russo’s grandmother was also severely injured in the crash.
As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, the bill, which still requires the mayor’s signature before becoming law, changes how response times are counted during emergencies.
An ambulance took eight minutes to get to Russo, however, the FDNY only counted the four minutes from the time the ambulance was dispatched, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported. The FDNY did not count the four-minute delay in dispatching the ambulance.