Prosecutor: 8-year-old killed after being hit by car in Jersey City


An eight-year-old Jersey City boy was killed after being struck by a car at the intersection of Christopher Columbus Drive and Grove Street, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Jerry Grant was killed after being hit by a car in Jersey City yesterday. Photo via GoFundMe.
Jerry Grant was killed after being hit by a car in Jersey City yesterday. Photo via YouCaring.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at approximately 4:45 p.m., Jersey City police responded to the area of Christopher Columbus Drive and Grove Street on a report of a pedestrian struck with life threatening injuries, Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, responding officers found that Jeremiah Grant, 8, of Jersey City, was the
victim of motor vehicle strike. Grant was transported immediately to Jersey City
Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services where he was pronounced dead at
approximately 5:05 p.m., authorities said.

An initial investigation found that the boy was struck by a red Jeep Compass traveling
westbound on Christopher Columbus Drive, police said.

The driver, a 60-year-old man from Union City, stopped in the area of 114 Christopher Columbus Dr. after passing motorists and pedestrians alerted him that his vehicle had struck a pedestrian, authorities said.

He remained at that location as the incident was investigated. At this time, no charges have been filed and there have been no summons issued to the driver.

The incident is being investigated by the Jersey City Police Department Crash Unit with
assistance by the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor and he investigation is active and

The Grant family has since started a YouCaring page, which reveals that Jeremiah was nicknamed “Prince Be” since he was a member of The Honey Bees – the Jersey City double dutch jump rope troupe.

They have set a goal of $60,00 and have raised just $395 as of 5:26 p.m. this evening.

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