The serious traffic accident happened during rush hour, around 3:15 p.m. According to law enforcement, the three victims were in the process of walking across the intersection of Ferry Street and Lafayette Street, in Newark’s Ironbound section, when they were struck by a white truck.
After hitting the victims, the vehicle driver stopped for a moment. However, he then kept driving and left the scene of the accident.
The victims, two 12-year-old girls and a 9-year-old boy, were taken to nearby University Hospital. Once the victims arrived at the hospital, they were treated for cuts, abrasions, and other minor injuries sustained in the car crash.
Meanwhile, Newark police officers spoke with witnesses at the scene of the hit-and-run accident and were able to find out the suspect’s license plate number. Investigators then tracked the truck to a location in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The truck was subsequently towed to Newark, NJ.
The Newark Police Department is asking for the public’s help with the investigation. Anyone with information about the suspect or the traffic accident should contact the Newark Crime Stoppers tip line at 877-NWK-TIPS or 877-NWK-GUNS.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Three Kids Hurt by Hit-and-Run Driver in Newark.”