A 2-year-old girl who happened to be a Nigerian was rushed to a hospital in New Jersey after being hit by a hit-and-run driver on Mother’s Day.
As a result of the accident, she had rib fractures, collapsed lungs and was in critical condition.
Little Eno Itoro was hit while walking alone to the church which is just a short walk across the street. The driver took off afterwards.
“Sad on Mother’s Day. It’s not meant to be this way,” said Itoro Jameson, the victim’s father, adding when asked why his daughter was alone outside, “[My wife] thought she was with me. I thought she was with her and I think she came out the door herself.”
Police said 26-year-old Romane Errol Sr. of Newark was behind the wheel when he slammed into the toddler just before 9:40 a.m. Detectives discovered his truck nearby shortly after and took him into custody.
Officials said the suspect was driving with a suspended and expired license. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and causing serious bodily injury.