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Ten-Year-Old Girl Recovering after Being Hit by Sherriff’s Office Car in New Brunswick

By Lependorf & Silverstein on March 12, 2013

According to a New Brunswick Police Department report, a ten-year-old girl who was struck by a Middlesex County Sherriff’s Office patrol car is recovering from a broken leg she suffered in the accident. The accident occurred as the little girl was trying to cross Suydam Street at Throop Avenue.

According to an article on nj.com, the little girl did not see the Sheriff’s Office patrol car, and ran out into the road, striking the side of the car. According to the police report, her head struck the driver’s side mirror, and her legs ended up becoming caught under the car. She was transported to St. Peter’s University Hospital for treatment.

The police report of the accident states that witnesses and the patrol car driver said that the little girl made a sudden move to run into the street.

Mildred Scott, Sheriff of Middlesex County, would confirm only to nj.com that one of her officers had been involved in an accident with a young pedestrian.

The mother of the injured girl said that her daughter was returning home from an after-school program when the accident occurred. She told the nj.com reporter that her daughter will be in a cast for six more weeks. She is recovering from the injury at home.

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, the driver of a vehicle involved may have been at fault. The New Jersey pedestrian accident victim attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have a long successful track record of helping victims and their families receive compensation they deserve. Please call (609) 240-0040 for a free comprehensive case evaluation.

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