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Two Minutes, Six Blocks Apart: Glen Rock Youngsters Hit By Cars

Both sustained injuries that weren't considered serious.
Both sustained injuries that weren't considered serious. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps

GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- Two Glen Rock youngsters were hit by cars two minutes and roughly a half-dozen blocks apart Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

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ALSO SEE: Hours after two Glen Rock youngsters were hit by cars two minutes apart, a 42-year-old borough man was struck as he got off a commuter bus in town , police said Friday morning.

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"Neither was using nearby crosswalks," Police Chief Dean Ackermann said, adding that no summonses were issued in either incident.

Both were transported to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with injuries that weren't considered serious, he said.

A 13-year-old boy admitted that he was about 150 feet south of the crosswalk when he stepped out from behind a car stopped in traffic and was struck on Hamilton Avenue near Rock Road by a vehicle driven by a 42-year-old borough woman at 3:26 p.m., Ackermann said.

The driver and a witness corroborated the admission, the chief said -- noting that a school crossing guard was working at Hamilton and Rock at the time.

Two minutes later, Ackermann said, a 12-year-old girl stepped out into traffic on Thurston Terrace 75 feet south of the Harristown Road crossing when she was struck by a car driven by a 71-year-old borough man.

The chief emphasized "the importance of using crosswalks and not to step into the street until there is a clearing in traffic."

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