Police: Driver faces criminal charges for fatally striking 12-year-old girl and dog in West Windsor

Police say the girl and her dog were in the crosswalk at Rabbit Hill Road and Abbington Lane when they were struck by a Jeep driven by Iftekhar Hossain.

News 12 Staff

Dec 9, 2023, 2:08 PM

Updated 219 days ago

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The driver who fatally struck a 12-year-old girl and her dog in West Windsor on Nov. 27 is now facing criminal charges for leaving the scene and failing to report the accident.
Police say the girl and her dog were in the crosswalk at Rabbit Hill Road and Abbington Lane when they were struck by a Jeep driven by 65-year-old Iftekhar Hossain.
An investigation determined that Hossain knowingly left the scene of the crash and did not report it. However, he returned around 10 minutes later.
Police say he was not speeding or on his phone at the time of the accident.
Hossain is set to have a detention hearing in Mercer County, according to authorities.


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