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A Growing Plea in New York: Pedestrian Deaths Cannot Be Tolerated

A new group called Make Queens Safer is dialing up the pressure on Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.
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Sarah Goodyear

You can see P.S. 152 from the crosswalk where 8-year-old Noshat Nahian was fatally struck by a truck driver last Friday. The boy was on his way to the school with his 11-year-old sister when he was caught under the wheels of a tractor-trailer as it made a left turn onto Northern Boulevard in Queens. The driver allegedly was operating with a suspended license and a history of reckless driving.

Noshat never made it to the other side of the street, where his classroom was waiting for him.  The third-grader had been carrying a small red gift bag to present to his teacher on that last day of school before winter break. After the crash, the bag lay in the heavily trafficked four-lane street. Noshat’s home was just a couple of blocks away.