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Mother, young daughter hit by van in Metuchen

There are 5 comments on the Jersey Journal story from Oct 24, 2007, titled Mother, young daughter hit by van in Metuchen. In it, Jersey Journal reports that:

A mother and her young daughter were struck and seriously injured this morning by a van while crossing a street in Metuchen, police said. via Jersey Journal

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None

Carteret, NJ

#1 Oct 24, 2007
I heard the daughter (whom was 3 years old) passed away.
Mark

Perth Amboy, NJ

#2 Oct 24, 2007
I just heard from a NJ12 reporter that confirmed that the little girl did in fact die.

My heart goes out to that little girl, her mother and her family. Its a very dangerous intersection (Central and Durham) in which the vehicles turning make blindspots for those passing. I actually think a good solution would be to make the lanes narrow so that cars dont go around turning cars.
None

Carteret, NJ

#3 Oct 24, 2007
If Metuchen can afford a cop to sit next to the fire station every morning to watch for speeders you would think they could afford to put a cop there in the morning and the afternoon to help people across the street.
None

Falls Church, VA

#4 Oct 25, 2007
Until ONE week ago, there was a crossing guard at that intersection every weekday morning. They just moved him to another intersection. He did a very good job of keeping walkers safe. They need to bring back that crossing guard.
none

Carteret, NJ

#5 Oct 25, 2007
they had a cop there today crossing people. lets see how long that lasts.

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