A 13-year-old Kearny girl who was hit by a car this morning suffered serious, but non-life threatening, injuries, with the accident being attributed to “extreme glare” from the sun in the driver’s eyes, police said.
“A 13-year-old Kearny girl was struck by a car this morning just after 8 a.m. while crossing Halstead Street. The girl’s injuries while serious are not believed to be life-threatening,” the Kearny Police Department wrote on their Facebook page this afternoon.
“A contributing factor to the crash appears to have been extreme glare in the eyes of the driver from the rising sun. Please use extra caution this time of year when driving eastbound on local streets. Sunrise times currently place the sun in a dangerous position for eastbound drivers during times when children are walking to school.”
The department also recommends that parents should tell their kids to make eye contact with drivers before stepping off the curb, even when pedestrians have the right of way.
No further information was immediately available, but this story will be updated when more details are released.