On July 10, 2013 at 8:07 pm, the Newark Police Department responded to Newark Boulevard at Ruschin Drive to investigate a collision involving an auto versus two bicyclists. A family of 3 (Mother, Father, and 5-year-old male) was in the crosswalk at the time of the collision.
The mother and 5-year-old male were struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Newark Boulevard. The mother sustained moderate injuries and her 5-year-old child sustained serious injuries after being struck by the vehicle. A citizen pulled the child out from under the vehicle and rendered lifesaving first aid. The mother and child were transported to a local trauma center.
The driver of the vehicle is a 72-year-old female and she is cooperating with the investigation. Alcohol and drugs are not considered a factor in this collision.
Due to the severity of the injuries, the Newark Police Department Traffic Division was called out to investigate the collision.