A two-year-old is dead and two other pedestrians, including another child, are hurt after they were struck by a postal truck in New Jersey, authorities said.
The crash happened Monday on Rahway Avenue near South Street and Chilton Street.
The children’s grandmother, was walking with her two-year-old granddaughter and other grandchild, 4, when the collision occurred, officials said.
No names have been released; the grandmother who is in her 50s, is currently having brain surgery at University Hospital. The 4-year-old boy is there as well, with a few abrasions, waiting to be picked up by his father.
The Sheriff’s Office and Police Department are working together, as the accident is still under investigation.
Witness Andres Figueroa told PIX11 News the woman was carrying the youngest victim in her arms when the truck came toward them. She turned back to the truck, apparently in an attempt to protect the toddler, but when she was hit, the child went flying out of her arms and landed on the pavement.
So sad! Our thoughts are with the family.