Driver Hit 10-Year-Old Girl In Crosswalk, Police Say
Driver issued four tickets, police say.
A 67-year-old Teaneck man was issued four summonses after striking a young girl as she crossed at Teaneck Road and Degraw Avenue on her way home from school Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Allan Freedman was driving a red mini-van when he struck the 10-year-old as she crossed in a crosswalk with a crossing guard around 3:20 p.m., police said. The girl was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with a hip injury and complaints of pain.
Freedman was ticketed for careless driving, failure to observe a traffic signal, failure to comply with a school crossing guard's signal and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, said Sgt. William Croonquist, who handled the report.
Police took witness statements and said they do not believe the crossing guard crossed children against a green traffic light.
Article first published Wednesday. Updated 4:50 p.m. Thursday