Burlington County Accident Kills Toddler, Injures Three Other Pedestrians

A child is dead and three others are in the hospital Wednesday morning after they were hit by a car in Burlington County, New Jersey.

The incident occurred along the 100 block of Buddtown Road in Southampton Township shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

New Jersey state police says that five people were walking down the street, when four out of the five were struck by a vehicle.

The victims are between the ages of 2 and a half and 18-years old, and are all family members.

The toddler died and the other three were rushed to Cooper Hospital for emergency treatment.

FOX 29's Jennifer Joyce confirmed the child who died in this accident was just two-years old and would have turned three in October.

The driver who struck the children remained at the scene.

State Police say this was a dark rural road with no streetlights and the driver of the car simply didn't see the children on the side of road, and declared it was an accident.