Newark, NJ – 2-Year-Old Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run at 18th AvenueNew Jersey Legal News
Newark, NJ (May 14, 2019) – On Sunday, around 9:40 a.m., police responded to a serious hit-and-run accident at the intersection of 18th Avenue and Brookdale Avenue. Police confirmed that a 2-year-old girl from Newark was critically injured in the accident.
At the time, police say that the girl’s mother had been headed to a Mother’s Day service at their church. She was struck by a pickup truck in the intersection. Since yesterday morning, she remained in critical condition at the hospital.
The man driving the pickup truck was identified as 26-year-old Romane Errol Sr. Errol fled the scene and was later arrested.
According to police, the little girl was at home with her father, whose home was right across from the church. The girl saw her mother leave for the church, so she followed her outside and sprinted across the street.
Errol has since been charged with fourth-degree operation without a license, causing serious bodily injury, and other related charges.
The investigation continues at this time.
We would like to take a moment to extend our sincere sympathies to the child involved in this crash, with hopes of a full recovery.
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