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2 siblings injured in hit-and-run

Two brothers in New Jersey were injured in a hit-and-run accident that occurred on Nov. 14. The incident happened around 9:50 p.m. in North Bergen. Investigators say a vehicle drove onto the curb, drove into the two pedestrians and fled the scene. The vehicle was described as missing the passenger-side mirror and having heavy damage in that area.

At the time of the report, investigators were still analyzing the vehicle fragments that were left behind as well as surveillance footage in an attempt to identify the perpetrator's vehicle. A 20-year-old male and an 11-year-old male were the victims in the crash; both brothers were brought to the hospital in critical condition. The younger boy was impaled on a fence and brought to Jersey City Medical Center before he was transferred to Hackensack Medical Center for a surgical procedure.

The older victim was also brought to Jersey City Medical Center, where he underwent brain surgery and an operation to reattach his leg. At the time of the crash, the two had been walking home with their sister after seeing a movie. The 15-year-old sister told reporters she was barely able to escape being struck from the vehicle as well.

People who are injured in pedestrian accidents may benefit from seeking guidance from legal counsel, as an attorney can help prove that a defendant is culpable for damages and inform a family of the best courses of action to take. Plaintiffs in these cases are often entitled to receive compensation to help account for medical expenses, loss of income and other hardships resulting from the incident.

Source: CBS New York , "Brothers critically injured in North Bergen hit-and-run", November 15, 2014

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