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Nine injured in Meadowlands Hit and Run

May 8, 2010 5:44:56 AM PDT
A huge group leaving a soccer game at the new Meadowlands Sports Complex is struck by a hit and run driver. It happened Friday night at about 11:55pm. The victims were crossing Route 120 near the Meadowlands train station. A 2006 Acura TL plowed into nine victims and then fled the scene.

Seven of the victims were transported to Hackensack Hospital. Two were transported to Meadowlands Hospital. One of the victims was a 20-month-old child.

The driver was apprehended in Wallington, NJ. The driver is identified as 21-year-old Frank Morocho of the Bronx. Morocho has been charged with assault by an auto, aggravated assault on a juvenile and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in bodily injury.

Morocho was place in the Bergen County Jail. His bail has been set at a $50,000.


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