Jersey City mourns after 8-year-old boy struck and killed by car

JERSEY CITY — Local boy Jeremiah “Prince Bee” Grant, 8, was struck and killed by a car while he was with a local double Dutch dance troupe in downtown Jersey City on Saturday afternoon. The driver of the car, a Union City man, apparently did not realize at first that he had hit the boy, and has not been charged with any crime.
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a press release that Jeremiah was crossing the road near Grove Street and Christopher Columbus Drive at about 4:45 p.m. when he was struck by a red Jeep Compass. He was brought to Jersey City Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and died shortly afterwards.
The Honey Bees dance troupe has been featured on television. Witnesses said the boy was walking with a group of girls from the troupe when he was hit.
Just ten days ago, two other boys died after being hit by a car in a completely different incident. A car killed two 15-year-old high school students as it was traveling on Terrace Avenue near the ramp to Routes 1&9 North. Elionel Jimenez died immediately and Alexander Rosas-Flores was critically injured. He passed away later. Police said the driver was allegedly a hit-and-run driver.