Dec. 20, 2013 By Christian Murray
An 8-year-old boy was struck and killed by a tractor trailer in Woodside this morning on his way to PS 152.
The police said that Noshat Nahian, a third grader at PS 152, was hit while crossing Northern Boulevard at 61st Street while walking with his sister just before 8 am. The truck hit him while turning left onto the boulevard. The driver remained on the scene.
Nahian was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the truck, Mauricio Osorio-Palominos, 51, was driving without a license, the police said. He was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and operating a vehicle in violation of safety rules.
Nahian was struck just a block away from PS 152, on the last day of school prior to the break.
A crisis team was sent to the school to offer counseling to students and staff.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, in a statement, said “I am devastated to learn of the tragic death this morning,” adding that an investigation is going on as to exactly how this happened.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of this young boy and to Principal Vitolo and the entire PS 152 community,” he said.