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Melrose, The Bronx, NY – Two Children Struck and Injured by Off-Duty Crossing Guard

Melrose, The Bronx, NY (December 7, 2018) – Police in the Bronx arrested 29-year-old Elisha Mayo, a school crossing guard, who struck and injured two children and then fled the scene on Thursday afternoon, December 6. According to authorities, Mayo was off-duty and driving her personal vehicle when she hit and injured the children at around 11:30 a.m.

A two-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl were reported to have run into the road at the intersection of Melrose Avenue and East 153rd Street at the time of the collision. The two children were struck by Mayo’svehicle which was reported as a white Acura. Mayo left the scene of the accident without stopping to offer assistance to the injured children.

The young victims were immediately taken to a local hospital where they have been listed in stable condition. The two victims were stated to be cousins, according to authorities. Mayo was pulled over at an intersection in the nearby Edenwalden section of the Bronx a short time later.

Police are likely to be continuing their investigation into this incident.

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Melrose, The Bronx, NY – Two Children Struck and Injured by Off-Duty Crossing Guard

Our sincerest sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to both young victims of this accident, first and foremost. New York pedestrian accidents are frequently injurious or fatal due to the susceptibility of the victim at the time of impact. While it can be very difficult, it is important for victims and their family members to realize that they may have the right to file for compensation.

At Hach & Rose, our compassionate New York accident attorneys can assist you along the typically problematic path toward obtaining full reimbursement for injuries. We are proud of our passion for holding inattentive motorists accountable for the pain that they cause with their careless actions. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, please call 212-779-0057 and let one of our highly capable attorneys go to work for you today.

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