Linden teen fights for life after being struck by car
A Linden teen continues to fight for his life after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday.
Nicholas Tome, who says he is the best friend of the unidentified 17-year-old victim, says his friend was on his way home from working at a local supermarket when he was hit. Tome says his friend was on a skateboard and was struck when he got into the busy intersection of East St. Georges Avenue and Carnegie Street around 8:30 p.m.
Police say the Linden High School senior was struck by a white sedan traveling east and the driver kept going.
While the unresponsive teen was rushed to Newark University Hospital, police found the car a short distance away, but the driver was nowhere in sight.
The victim has been described as a very nice, humble and funny guy. His family and friends are praying for a miracle.
"I'd like everyone to just keep him in their hearts. I hope he's doing OK, and I just hope the guy gets brought to justice," says Tome.