Sayreville boys struck by speeding hit-and-run driver, cops say
SAYREVILLE — Two brothers walking to school Monday morning were struck by a hit-and-run driver while they were in a crosswalk, authorities said.
The 5 and 8-year-old boys were struck as they walked to Our Lady of Victories School on Main Street about 7:45 a.m. Monday, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said.
The driver was caught a short time later, but authorities have declined to release the driver's name or say what charges will be filed.
Sayreville police said the boys were crossing the street when the driver ignored a stop sign being held by the uniformed crossing guard, hit the child and drove off.
The boys were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where they were being treated. The 5-year-old suffered serious injuries. NBC 4 New York reported the 8-year-old suffered abrasions while the five-year-old received head injuries.
Our Lady of Victories School serves students in kindergarten to 8th grade. In a emailed statement, the Diocese of Metuchen asked for prayers for the family, classmates and the entire Our Lady of Victories School community. "We are truly grateful to all those at the scene who acted swiftly and courageously to assist the student, including local law enforcement officials, who are investigating the matter," spokeswoman Tara Smith wrote.
Counselors are at the school to assist those who may be affected according to Smith.