Prayer Vigil Held for 16-Year-Old Boy Killed on Scooter in Elizabeth
The family of Nelson Miranda Gomez, 16, held a prayer vigil on Thursday evening to remember the boy who lost his life after police say he collided with a tow truck while operating a scooter in Elizabeth on Wednesday night.
According to police, Gomez was at the intersection of Elizabeth Avenue and South Spring Street when the fatal collision occurred just before 8:10 p.m.
Police said Gomez was rushed to Trinitas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
About 75 family and friends who attended the vigil, lit candles and expressed remorse for the teen who many said was full of life.
According to a statement released by Elizabeth's Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, the city council are now looking into their relationship with the company that owns the scooters.
"This was a tragic accident and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this young man. The City Council will discuss the parameters of its relationship with Lime," the mayor said.
The incident remains under investigation.