Uniondale Man Arrested for Crossing Guard Hit-and-run

A Uniondale man has been arrested for allegedly hitting a female crossing guard who was helping schoolchildren cross a street in Hempstead and fleeing the scene last month, Nassau County police said.

Kenechukwu Okoli was charged Tuesday with assault and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police said the 59-year-old hit the Hempstead village police crossing guard in the leg while driving a Mercedes Benz northbound on Henry Street shortly before 8 a.m. Nov. 20.

The victim, who was knocked to the ground, was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated for contusions to her knee and hip.

Okoli will be arraigned Jan. 78 at First District Court in Hempstead.