On January 7, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer toured the surrounding area of P.S. 152 in Woodside following the tragic death of 8-year-old Noshat Nahian. The student was killed by an unlicensed truck driver, who was attempting to make a left turn between 61st Street and Northern Boulevard.
Council Member Van Bramer organized the tour in order to help develop solutions towards solving the ongoing problem of vehicular homicide through this particular stretch of road. Local parents have long complained about reckless drivers putting families in danger within several residential neighborhoods like this.
Alongside Van Bramer several other officials attended the tour, including the heads of the 108th and 114th Precincts, representatives of the Department of Transportation and Department of Education, as well as neighborhood families. Following Nahian's tragic death, Council Member Van Bramer was able to secure additional traffic safety officers for Northern Boulevard, in order to provide children protection while crossing the busy intersection.