Crossing Guard Dies Saving Child
A Long Island school crossing guard is making national headlines for the heroic act that led to her death. Virginia “Miss Carol” Leviner was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler Friday morning after she dodged in front of a child.
The woman, identified as 66-year-old Virginia Carol Leviner, affectionately known as Miss Carol, was working at South Franklin and Grove streets in Hempstead and escorting children across the street when she was fatally struck.
“The child didn’t see the truck,” husband Tallie Leviner said. “She did. She ran out, pushed the child, waving her stop sign, but I don’t know what happened.”
Tallie Leviner said he and his wife met 52 years ago and were inseparable. And despite a recent battle with lung cancer, all she wanted to do was get back to her kids.
“She loved the kids,” he said. “A couple of times there were a couple of kids she brought home. They didn’t have as much as we did.”
“She saved her young child’s life by giving her life,” daughter Karen Leviner said.
Many children and neighbors reportedly looked on as the horrific crash played out. One witness said it appeared the driver of the truck was attempting to beat the light, and that the victim had her handheld stop sign in the air at the time.
So sad, thank you for your bravery Miss Carol.