A Queens mother is in critical condition after being run down by a car after dropping her son off at school. Security cameras show the woman lifting her arms to shield herself from the impact of the oncoming car, and a witness said, "The crossing guard was screaming, 'Stop! Stop! Stop!' but the vehicle just flew by and struck her." The guard had already signaled for traffic to stop at the intersection of 202nd Street and 53rd Avenue.
Driver Teng Lu Hsin, 61, claims he didn't see the woman before he hit her and sent her flying "through the air." He has been charged with driving with a suspended license, failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, and failing to obey the school crossing guard's directions. Though it's a four way intersection, there are only stop signs on 202nd Street, so cars on 53rd Avenue can speed through.
The victim is currently in New York Hospital/Queens with a critical head wound.