EMS delay alleged after SUV strikes N.J. boy
Neighbors called 911, but as minutes went by, the family decided not to wait
PATERSON, N.J. — Amid the chaos in the moments after 2-year-old Adam Sheikh was struck by an SUV on a sidewalk just steps from his home, witnesses said frantic family members waited in vain for an ambulance to arrive before putting the boy into a car to drive to the hospital a mile away.
The boy's death, about which law enforcement officials have released few details, shocked his neighbors in the densely packed south Paterson neighborhood, and has devastated his family.
Adam's parents were too distraught to talk to a reporter Friday, but Adam's uncles and several neighbors who said they saw what happened Monday morning provided more details.