Parents: No crossing guard on spot where child diedPosted: Updated:
A day after a child was struck and killed while crossing the Grand Concourse, parents are outraged to find no crossing guard on duty.Russell Smith, 11, was killed at the intersection of East 183rd Street and the Grand Concourse. Eyewitnesses say the child darted across the street and was hit by a Honda CRV.Following the boy's death, many parents walked their children to school, only to discover there was no crossing guard at the intersection where Smith was hit.A crossing guard who works a street over told News 12 The Bronx the woman who is assigned to that corner took the day off after witnessing the fatal accident. However, parents say not assigning a replacement is irresponsible.The driver who hit and killed the 11-year-old stayed on the scene after the accident. Police say no criminality is suspected.