Pregnant Mom, Son Struck By Car While Crossing Street In Ridgewood
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A pregnant mother and her son were hospitalized Thursday morning after they were struck by a car while crossing a street in New Jersey.
The incident happened just after 9 a.m. on Godwin Avenue in Ridgewood.
Police said the woman, who is seven months pregnant, was walking her 5-year-old son to school along with the boy’s 4-year-old brother who was in a stroller.
The family was crossing the street when they were struck by a car making a left turn onto South Monroe Street, police said.
The mother complained of pain and the older boy’s right foot was injured, police said.
Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward said the stroller tipped over, but the younger boy was unharmed.
Ward said the incident serves as a stark reminder to all drivers.
“The law in New Jersey is changed; it’s no longer yield, it is stop,” Ward said. “If the pedestrian is starting to cross you must stop and allow them to complete it.”
The motorist told police he did not see the family, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported. He was issued a ticket.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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