Township Boy Dies From Injuries In Amwell Road Accident

Update: A GoFundMe campaign has been created to help the family. Donations can be made by clicking here.

Superintendent of Schools John Ravally has issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the Franklin Township Board of Education and the entire school community, our deepest condolences are extended to the Russoniello family. We will continue to offer whatever support we can to them during this most difficult time.

“Students will report to our schools for the 2016-2017 school year on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Appropriate staff has been notified of the recent tragedy involving Andrew Russoniello. Our Student Assistance Coordinators and guidance counselors will be on hand to assist any student or staff member who has been affected by the loss. Representatives of the Somerset County Traumatic Loss Coalition will also be on hand at Franklin Middle School on Thursday.”

Original Story: A 13-year-old township boy died from injuries he sustained after he was hit by a car on Aug. 29 while riding his bicycle on Amwell Road, police said.

Police said Andrew Russoniello, 13, was attempting to turn left from Amwell onto Elizabeth Avenue when he was hit by a 2013 Nissan Versa driven by Robert Terraciano, 23, of Red Bank. Police said Russoniello crossed in front of Terraciano’s car when he was hit.

No charges have been filed at this time, police said. The accident is still under investigation.

Russoniello was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, where he died shortly after 11 p.m., police said.

Members of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau responded to the scene to investigate the crash. Amwell Road was closed for approximately 3 hours during the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Ptl. Jose Jaime of the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau at (732) 873-5533, extension 3143.



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