UPDATE: 26-Year-Old Man Arrested for Hit-and-Run of 2-Year-Old Girl in Newark's West Ward; Driving with Suspended License
Newark Police are reporting the arrest of Mr. Romane Errol, Sr., 26, of Newark, for the hit and run of a 2-year-old Eno Itoro today.
According to police, shortly before 9:45 a.m., officers responded to the 18th Avenue and Brookdale Avenue and located the injured child, who was conscious.
EMS rushed the child to University Hospital for treatment and she remains there in critical condition with rib fractures, double collapsed lung and lung lacerations.
Police identified Errol as a suspect and he faces charges of causing serious bodily injury and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license according to authorities. Police say Errol was also driving with a suspended and expired license.
These charges are merely accusations.
The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
NOTE: An earlier press release by Newark Police officials had the girl's age as 3-years-old.