A 10-year-old on his way to school was struck by a bus at Jerome Avenue and East Mosholu Parkway South yesterday morning and remains in critical condition at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Eliseo Oller, 10, reportedly walked into the side of the articulated bus. Officials believe he may have been sleepwalking, according to local news reports.
Oller was headed to nearby P.S. 95, where he attends the fourth grade. Witness Jamilah Hakeen, 30, a security guard, recalled, "He wasn't moving or anything. He was just lying there, there was blood all over and the EMT's were performing C.P.R."
Moments after the accident, good samaritan James Adeola, 38, who works at the nutrition department of Montefiore Medical Center, sprang into action and removed his shirt to cover the young child in an attempt to stop the bleeding from a serious head wound. Oller reportedly has a fractured skull, a broken shoulder and broken ribs but is expected to recover.
(Photo by David Greene)