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Female Pedestrians Killed Barely Mile Apart On Valley Road In Wayne

Valley Road and MacDonald Drive in Wayne
Valley Road and MacDonald Drive in Wayne Photo Credit: Googlemaps

WAYNE, N.J. -- A 78-year-old Wayne woman was struck and killed Monday afternoon in the first of what responders said were a pair of tragic fatal accidents barely a mile apart.

It came a day before another female pedestrian was killed – and a 6-year-old boy critically injured -- barely a mile up Valley Road.

Rosa Nikhamina, 78, succumbed to her injuries at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson after she was struck by a 2007 GMC Sierra at the intersection of Valley Road and MacDonald Drive just before 12:30 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

The 50-year-old driver from Plainfield remained at the scene, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Wayne Police Chief James Clarke said in a joint announcement.

The other crash occurred around 7 p.m. Tuesday, when and a 6-year-old boy were struck by a four-door Chevy Impala while crossing Valley Road at Birchwood Terrace.

SEE: Woman Killed, Boy Critically Injured Crossing Wayne Road

Valdes asked that anyone with additional information in either crash who hadn’t yet spoken with authorities contact her office’s tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Wayne Police Department Traffic Division at (973) 694-0600 .

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