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Authorities Seek Information for North Plainfield Halloween Night Hit-and-Run that Left Two Injured

Somerset County

By: Yurtiza Arroyo

Authorities in Somerset County are seeking information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect responsible for a hit-and-run that occurred in North Plainfield. 

According to Somerset County and North Plainfield Chief officials, Crime Stoppers of Somerset County, Inc. is offering a reward of up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the hit and run involving two pedestrians resulting in serious injuries which occurred on Monday, October 31, in North Plainfield.

 Officials stated that  at 6:22 p.m. North Plainfield Police responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a hit and run motor vehicle accident involving two pedestrians that were struck at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Jeffries Place, North Plainfield, while trick-or-treating.

According to North Plainfield Police, responding officers and emergency medical personnel from the North Plainfield Fire Department encountered a twenty-one-year-old female victim and a seven-year-old male victim who were both treated at the scene then later transported to an area trauma center for serious non-life-threatening injuries.  

Detectives from the North Plainfield Police Department Detective Bureau and officers from the Traffic Unit responded to investigate.  

 Detectives say, that the initial investigation revealed that witnesses described the suspect vehicle as possibly a gold or dark colored sedan that left the scene at a high rate of speed travelling west on Mountain Avenue.