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Update: Juvenile Dies From Injuries Suffered In Crash

Accident occurred on Route 46 East at about 1:15 a.m. Thursday.

A juvenile who was struck by a car on Route 46 early Thursday morning has died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash,NorthJersey.com is reporting

Wayne Police Sgt. Joseph Duncan said that a 2005 Chevrolet van driven by Thomas Hines, 68, of Passaic, was traveling on Route 46 East at 1:15 a.m. when he struck a juvenile.

The juvenile was rendered unconscious, Duncan said. The Wayne First Aid Squad transported the individual to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, Duncan said.

The juvenile was listed in critical condition; Hines was not injured in the crash, Duncan said.

The Wayne Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the crash.

Detective Capt. James Clarke would not comment on the accident. Lt. Paul Dring, commander of the Wayne Police Department's Traffic Bureau couldn't be reached for comment. A representative from the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office could not be reached for comment. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash should contact the Wayne Police Department’s Traffic Bureau at 973-633-3520.

stewart resmer June 21, 2012 at 02:17 PM
not exactly a pedestrian friendly area for being so central to willowbrook, motor vehicle dept, the train station, etc. How is anyone ever supposed to get across the highway to begin with?
d finn June 21, 2012 at 03:39 PM
why was he out so late ?, my prays for him and his family
jon June 21, 2012 at 03:40 PM
I agree that it's not "pedestrian friendly", but what was he doing out at 1:15AM?
Nose Wayne June 21, 2012 at 07:20 PM
It was the last day of school yesterday, was probabily just going home.
Pad June 21, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Going home at 1:15 am on RT46? I guess he was a slow walker. Is this the same hit & run of a juvenile from Lincoln Park that happened in Wayne that's on News 12? Or is this another incident?
Bee June 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM
So sad! My heart goes out to his family!
Lil Wayne June 21, 2012 at 11:58 PM
anyone have a name of the victim?
Bee June 22, 2012 at 12:06 AM
@lil Wayne - Mateo Bolton was his name. Reported on north jersey.com
Lil Wayne June 22, 2012 at 12:17 AM
from wayne?
Bee June 22, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Lincoln park - north jersey.com stated," He got out of the car to retrieve his cell phone that fell out and a van hit him."
Lil Wayne June 22, 2012 at 12:29 AM
thanks for the update
Nose Wayne June 22, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Don't NOSE how you drop your cell phone out of a car doing 50mph on a highway. Still very tragic. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and to the driver that hit him. He has to live with that for the rest of his life
Albert Ert June 22, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Went to boonton he was out a week prior
Dory Degen June 22, 2012 at 03:14 PM
i feel bad for the kid. but also for the driver. all he was doing was driving on a highway. how traumatic to know you killed someone. horrible all around. so sad.
Mel Jenkins June 22, 2012 at 04:23 PM
What the story leaves out is that they dropped a cell phone out the car window, then pulled over on the shoulder and got out to look for it.
Nose Wayne June 22, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Might have been taken a picture out the window when he dropped his cell out the window.
Boobear September 14, 2012 at 01:25 AM
He was my cousin's boyfriend :( <3

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