3-Year-Old Girl Hit, Killed By Car Near Yankee Stadium: Police

A Nissan hit and killed Mariam Dansoko at Gerard Avenue

A 3-year-old girl was fatally struck by a car while walking to school near Yankee Stadium, police said.

The child, Mariam Dansoko, was walking to school with her mother, Rougui Kebe, near on Gerard Avenue near East 164th Street in the Bronx when she was hit by a Nissan.

"She said, 'Mommy the car is coming' before the car came," Kebe said. "Before I go back, the car hit her."

The driver of the Nissan was traveling north on Gerard Avenue and made a left turn onto 164th Street just before it struck Dansoko, police said.

She was taken to Lincoln Hospital where she was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Nafi Dia, a family friend, said that Dansoko's father "couldn't handle himself" after the girl was hit.

"It's horrible," Dia said. 

Kebe said that Mariam loved school and that she was devastated by the girl's death.

"I'm just going to miss her," Kebe said. "I can't do anything, I can't bring her back. I'm just going to be strong."

The driver remained on scene and criminality was not suspected.

Contact Us