UPDATE: Child dies weeks after Bridgeton hit-and-run


Date Published: 2023/05/31

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ — A 10-year-old girl has died following a hit-and-run pedestrian crash Wednesday, May 10, in Bridgeton, according to Daily Voice.

The incident occurred in front of a Wawa convenience store off of East Broad Street, at 7:07 p.m.

Authorities said the victim was crossing the street to the store when she was a struck by a white SUV driven by a 28-year-old woman. After the impact, the woman continued driving north on Bank Street Extension toward East Commerce Street.

The victim, who was flown to Cooper University Hospital, was listed in critical condition and spent nearly three weeks on life support. On Sunday, May 28, she was pronounced deceased.

The suspect, 28-year-old Sierra A. Thomas, who surrendered to authorities on May 11 after her SUV was located in Vineland with its license plates removed, was originally charged with “knowingly leaving a motor vehicle accident that resulted in serious injury” and “endangering an injured victim,” in the third degree. On Tuesday, May 30, she was charged with “second degree leaving the scene of an accident which resulted in the death of another.”

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
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