Sayreville woman charged with hitting two schoolchildren, leaving scene of motor vehicle accident

SAYREVILLE – A driver allegedly fled the scene after hitting two schoolchildren with her vehicle on May 2.

Two brothers, age 5 and 8, were struck at 7:48 a.m. while walking in a crosswalk on Main Street on their way to Our Lady of Victories School, according to a statement released by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John J. Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department.

The five-year-old boy was being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, as of press time. His brother was treated and released, according to officials.

Margaret Cheheli, 36, of Sayreville, allegedly fled the scene but was apprehended by police a short time later. She was charged with aggravated assault, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving serious injury, endangering an injured victim by fleeing and tampering with evidence by tossing her keys after stopping her car, according to Carey.

Bail was set at $100,000. She was in custody as of press time.

Anyone with information should call Sgt. John Bartlinski of the Sayreville Police Department at 732-727-4444 or Detective Mark Morris of Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4194.