Car Strikes Girl in Linden

Linden - According to police at approximately 6:45 A.M. on Thursday, Linden Police and Fire units responded to reports of an auto-pedestrian motor vehicle collision on S. Wood Ave at the intersection of 16th St.

Police say initial reports indicate that an 11-year-old girl was crossing the street when she was struck by a 2018 Nissan Sentra that was traveling south on S. Wood Ave.

Police say the girl was treated on scene by Linden Fire Department personnel and transported to Newark University Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle, a 25-year-old woman from Linden, was not injured in the crash.

     South Wood Ave was closed in both directions between 15th and 17th St for a little more than an hour following the crash.

     The accident remains under investigation by the Linden Police Department Traffic Bureau, and anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Inv. Peter Hammer at (908) 474-8505