SEASIDE HEIGHTS – A fundraiser was created for an 10-year-old boy who was hospitalized after being hit by a car while riding his bike on Friday.
The GoFundMe page states that the boy, Jackson, was riding his bicycle in front of his mother’s home in Seaside Heights when he was struck by a speeding vehicle.
“The driver did not slow down or try to help Jackson, instead he drove with the child on his car for over a block before he fled the scene and was later apprehended,” Erin Albertson, Jackson’s Aunt, wrote.
Although the man responsible was arrested and criminally charged, Jackson was air lifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and has since hospitalized due to serious injuries.
Albertson wrote that she created the fundraiser to help pay for all the medical expenses Jackson and his family now have to face.
“Julia, his mother, is a hard-working single mother that has been unable to work since this happened,” Albertson said. “Jack has a long road to recovery and I’d like everyone to share this story to help support this beautiful family on their healing journey.”
To donate towards Jackson’s recovery, visit gofundme.com/f/jackson-recover.