Newark child seriously injured after being struck by a car on E. Cleaveland Avenue Saturday night

Police: The striking vehicle remained at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was not charged with any offense.

Newark (DE): Newark Police say they are investigating a child struck by a car that happened Saturday night on East Cleveland Avenue in Newark.

Police say the accident occurred East of Winner Boulevard around 9:00 Pm.

“Arriving officers found a 9 year-old female child that had been struck by a Jeep Patriot in the westbound lanes of East Cleveland Avenue.,” Said police spokesman Andrew Rubin. “The child, who was conscious, was treated at the scene by the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company of Newark and New Castle County EMS.”

Officials say that the child was transported and admitted to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The investigation at the scene found that the child crossed from the south to the north side of East Cleveland Avenue while not in a marked crosswalk. The child, who was with a parent, was walking with their two dogs at the time of the crash., Rubin said.

The striking vehicle remained at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was not charged with any offense.

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