New Brunswick, N.J. fire official ticketed for accident

    Authorities have ticketed New Brunswick’s fire director after he hit three children who were crossing the street after school.

    The Home News Tribune reports Robert Rawls received summonses for careless driving and failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The tickets are motor vehicle violations and Rawls is not charged with a crime.

    Authorities say Rawls was on duty and in a city-owned SUV when he struck two 14-year-old girls and a 6-year-old boy on Livingston Avenue on Tuesday. The children sustained broken bones.

    The Middlesex County prosecutor’s office is investigating the accident.

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