Dozens of parents protest after 3 kids struck by SUV at dangerous intersection

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (PIX11) — There were too many protestors to count outside the New Brunswick City Council meeting Wednesday night, here for the three children hit on Livingston Avenue on Tuesday.

According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, three children, 2 14-year-old girls and a six-year-old boy were struck while walking home from school.

According to prosecutors, the driver is the New Brunswick Fire Director, Robert Rawls, who stayed on the scene and immediately called authorities.

He was heading north on Livingston Avenue towards the Delavan Street crossing. He was on duty. It’s still unclear how the accident happened.

Dozens of parents protest after New Brunswick Fire Director hits 3 kids with SUV at dangerous intersection

Parents say there should always be a crossing guard on duty at the intersection.

Multiple residents told PIX11 News that they need a crossing guard at that location.

According to city officials, there  is usually a crossing guard, but that someone left about a month ago and the replacement is still being trained. A police officer was not available on Tuesday, city officials said.

City officials said the crossing guard who is slated for that intersection is completing training and anticipated to complete training by the end of this week.

No charges have been filed and the accident is under investigation.

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