Jersey City child killed crossing street was jump rope star
JERSEY CITY — An 8-year-old boy died after being hit by a car on Saturday afternoon.
According to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, Jeremiah Grant suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit in the area of Christopher Columbus Drive and Grove Street. The prosecutor's office said the driver of the car, a 60-year-old man from Union City, returned to the scene after other cars and pedestrians told him he had hit someone.
Grant was taken to Jersey City Medical Center where he died shortly after arriving at the hospital. The prosecutor's office said as of Sunday afternoon no charges have been filed against the driver, and that no summonses have been issued to him.
According to NJ.com, Grant was a member of the Honey Bee double Dutch jump roping group where he was known as "Prince Bee." The city squad recently appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon after winning a national championship. The story also says that Grant's death is the ninth traffic fatality in the county since the start of September.
The crash is under investigation by the Jersey City Police Department Crash Unit with help from the Hudson County Prosecutor.
A YouCaring page has been established to help Grant's family with funeral and other expenses.
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