Pedestrians struck, then driver stabs one victim

April 18, 2012 5:54:39 PM PDT
Two people were hit by a car in Newark, but police say the driver got out and reportedly stabbed one of the victims.

Two men were walking down Martin Luther King Boulevard near Park Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

A red Honda came down the street and slammed into both of the men.

One man jumped out of the car and stabs one of the pedestrians several times, and then took off in the car.

Both victims, a 30-year-old and 19-year-old, were transported to UMDNJ for treatment of their injuries.

The stabbed victim is listed in critical condition.

So far there are no arrests.

The Essex County Prosecutors office is investigating.

The Newark Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the Department's 24-hour "Crime Stoppers" anonymous tip line at 877-NWK-TIPS (877-695-8477) or 877-NWK-GUNS (877-695-4867).

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