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2-Year-Old in Cooper After Weekend Accident on Hessian Avenue

The boy was hit after running into the road, West Deptford police Chief Craig Mangano said.

A 2-year-old boy was seriously injured and remains in the hospital after getting hit by a car in the Verga section of the township Saturday, Chief Craig Mangano said.

The boy, whose identity has not yet been released, was hit after running out on to Hessian Avenue from a driveway about 100 feet from the intersection with Storrie Avenue, Mangano said.

The driver of the Nissan pickup who hit him, Matthew J. Murphy, 23, of Westville, has not been charged in the incident, which is still under investigation, Mangano said.

Murphy, who was towing a 24-boat, kept on going after the collision, Mangano said, but added the preliminary investigation indicates Murphy wasn’t even aware he’d struck the boy.

West Deptford police went to Murphy’s home in Westville following the crash and brought him back to the police station for questioning.

The injured boy was taken to Cooper University Hospital’s trauma center in Camden, Mangano said, where he was listed in critical condition.

Kristi Simpkins July 28, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Has there been any updates on this child? I never even heard about this story on the news. Hopefully this boy is is still alive & doing much better. How does a person in a vehicle hit something in the road, & not know that they even hit something in the road? Come on.
Bryan Littel (Editor) July 28, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Still in Cooper, Kristi, and the accident's still under investigation. Hope to have some info early next week about the situation.
Vickie July 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Any updates?
Kristi Simpkins July 29, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Bryan, Thanks for updating me. Again I'm suprised that ppl didn't hear more about this story. Especially hear about this from our local news sites. This doesn't happen every day. Hopefully the little guy will be okay. It's sad.
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Esther Navedo October 31, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Still in coma. At Weisman rehab. This story does not add up at all. Please keep him in yoru prayers

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