A Brooklyn crossing guard was struck by a driver after she pushed a child out of the way of an oncoming car. Shameeka White, 37, was run over at the intersection of Atlantic and Ralph Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Wednesday morning. She was taken to King’s County Hospital with serious injuries.
White’s union, Local 372 AFSCME, told the Brooklyn Eagle that the car’s driver “roared up the street blindly passing a stalled bus that blocked his view of the child, the school crossing guard and the traffic signs clearly stating his turn was illegal.” They added that White sustained a fractured left arm and knee, as well as ankle sprains to her left leg.
“Shameeka White is a heroine, our wonder woman, who thought quickly, pushed the child out of harm’s way and allowed her body to take the full force of a speeding car,” Local 372’s President Santos Crespo, Jr. told them. White, a mother of two children, has been a crossing guard for 10 years. Police add that the driver has not been charged, and the investigation is ongoing.
The incident happened on the same day that city officials announced plans to install retimed stoplights, increase NYPD enforcement, and enact a 25 mph speed limit on an eight mile stretch of Atlantic Avenue.
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