The traffic accident occurred during rush hour, around 3:15 p.m. According to authorities, the three victims were walking across the intersection of Ferry Street and Lafayette Street, in the Ironbound section of Newark, when they were hit by a white truck.
After striking the victims, the driver of the vehicle stopped momentarily but then continued driving and left the scene of the accident.
The victims, two 12-year-old girls and a 9-year-old boy, were transported to nearby University Hospital, where they received medical treatment for minor injuries that included cuts and abrasions.
Meanwhile, Newark NJ police spoke with witnesses at the scene of the hit-and-run accident and got the suspect’s license plate number. Investigators tracked the vehicle to a location in Elizabeth NJ. The truck was later towed to Newark, New Jersey.
The Newark Police Department has asked for the public’s assistance with the investigation. Anyone who has information about the suspect or the car accident should call 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.”