Legal news for New Jersey Personal Injury lawyers—Two children were struck by an SUV while trick or treating on Halloween.
Nutley, NJ (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – A Halloween evening filled with trick-treating turned tragic when a sport utility vehicle (SUV) struck two children, which left one fatally injured Saturday, October, 31, 2009, announced the Star-Ledger.
Children were crossing Washington Avenue, adjacent from Nutley Avenue, when a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder struck and killed 9-year-old Tamia Metz, resident of East Orange. The same SUV hit a 3-year-old child identified as Kyseem Cuffie, resident of Newark that same night.
Police officials reported that Tamia was struck and fatally injured by the vehicle around 8:30 p.m. She was reportedly declared dead soon after the incident. Emergency medical services (EMS) arrived at the scene to transport the injured little boy, Kyseem, to University Hospital to be treated by doctors and nurses for moderate injuries. Medical officials reported that Kyseem was recuperating.
Police investigators and the Essex County prosecutor’s office are continuing to probe the tragic and fatal accident to determine the cause. The driver of the SUV was only identified as a 44-year-old, who was transported to a local hospital for trauma. Police reported that there have been no charges filed as of yet. Sergeant Robert Kordas reported that the investigation will continue.