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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Wayne Police Department Traffic Division at (973) 694-0600 .
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