Tuesday, September 14, 2021. 9:20 a.m.
LINDEN New Jersey - Multiple Linden High School students were struck by a vehicle while crossing Saint Georges Avenue in front of the school. An S U V reportedly ran the red light at the intersection of Ainsworth Street hitting the students. One student was transported to an area hospital by E M S, the other students were treated by the school nurse for minor injuries. The driver of the Nisan S U V was taken into custody by Linden Police.
Linden High School went into a shelter in place this morning after a group of students were struck as they crossed W. St. George Ave this morning.
At approximately 8:50 a.m. Linden Police units responded to the intersection of W. St. George Ave and Ainsworth St on reports of an auto-pedestrian crash. Special Police Officers assigned to the High School were the first to arrive on scene and immediately rendered aid to the victims.
A 14-year-old girl sustained serious, non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Newark University Hospital. Two 15-year-old boys were also struck by the vehicle. They were treated on scene for minor injuries.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the students were crossing the street in a marked crosswalk with posted Crossing Guards when a 2009 Nissan Rogue traveling east on W. St. George Ave proceeded into the intersection and struck the students.
The driver of the vehicle, a 40-year-old man from Rahway, was not injured in the crash.
He was arrested on scene for unrelated charges and later released pending an appearance in Newark Municipal Court.