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Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian answers a question as he waits in the Statehouse for the New Jersey Senate and Assembly to go into session Monday, March 14, 2016, in Trenton, N.J.

June 17, 2017

Atlantic City mayor accidentally strikes 7-year-old girl with city-owned car

Investigators deemed the accident unavoidable and did not issue Guardian a summons

A young girl suffered minor injuries after Atlantic City's mayor struck her while he was driving on Saturday.

Police said in a statement Saturday night that Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian was driving westbound on Route 30 in the resort when the 7-year-old girl ran from the sidewalk and into the road outside Highgate Apartments. The girl struck the passenger rear door of Guardian's city-owned car, police said.

She was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

Police deemed the accident unavoidable and did not issue Guardian a summons.

But investigators did ask anyone with information on the incident to call them at 609-347-5744. Tips can also be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411) by beginning the text with "ACPD."


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