Harrowing video shows dump truck fatally striking beloved NYC crossing guard

Heart-wrenching video shows the moment a veteran NYC crossing guard was fatally struck by a dump truck while helping pedestrians cross a busy street outside a Queens elementary school.

Beloved crossing guard Krystyna Naprawa is seen in the footage wearing a yellow raincoat and guiding students and others across Atlantic Avenue at Woodhaven Avenue in Woodhaven about 8 a.m. on Oct. 20.

The dump truck slowly pulls up behind Naprawa and pushes her to the ground.

The truck’s wheels then run her over, the video shows. 

Naprawa, 63, had served as a crossing guard since 2010.


Heart-wrenching video shows the moment NYC crossing guard Krystyna Naprawa was fatally struck by a dump truck while helping pedestrians cross a busy street near PS 60 in Queens.

Video of moment Queens school crossing guard is hit and killed at cross walk on Oct 20, 2023
Beloved crossing guard Krystyna Naprawa is seen in the footage wearing a yellow raincoat and guiding students and others across Atlantic Avenue at Woodhaven Avenue in Woodhaven about 8 a.m. on Oct. 20.

She died on the scene, about 1,000 feet from PS 60.

The driver, Hector Yepes, 39, remained on the scene and was hit with a ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian and failure to use due care.

Dozens of members of the NYPD — which hires and supervises school crossing guards — lined up to salute Naprawa as her body was moved to the medical examiner’s office in Manhattan, video shows.


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