†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office

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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: May 6, 2014







Three children struck by vehicle


          Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that police are investigating an incident in which three children were injured when they were struck by a sport utility vehicle while walking home from school today in New Brunswick.


The three children, two 14-year-old girls and a 6-year-old boy, were struck at 3:34 p.m. as they were crossing Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick at the Delavan Street intersection.


The children were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where they are being treated for injuries. One girl is listed in critical condition and the other girl is listed in stable condition. The boy sustained minor injury.


Their identities are being withheld at this time.


The vehicleís driver, identified as Robert Rawls, director of the New Brunswick Fire Department, was heading north on Livingston Avenue toward the Delavan Street crossing, when the children were struck.


Rawls, 56, was on-duty and driving a city-owned 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe. He immediately called authorities.


No charges have been filed, but an investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office is active and is continuing.


Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Jeffrey Temple of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3373.