ELIZABETH (WABC) — A 2-year-old girl was killed and two other people hurt after being struck by a mail truck in Elizabeth, New Jersey on Monday morning.
The crash happened just after 10 a.m. near the intersection of Rahway Avenue & Dehart Place.
An eyewitness at the scene told reporter Lucy Yang that he believes both the people walking and the U.S. Postal Service truck had the the right of way. The people had a “walk” light and the mail truck had a green light to turn right. The grandmother was carrying the 2-year-old when she was struck by the postal truck. The witness said it appeared that when the grandmother saw the car coming, she tried to buffer the blow with her body, but it was not enough to save the child who went flying out of her arms.
The grandmother ended up pinned under the truck, the witness said. The postal worker then carried the baby to the grass.
The witness said he yelled at the postal worker to not touch the victims, but it was too late.