NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 19-year-old South Amboy woman suffered serious injuries after being punched by a man during a street fight Oct. 29, police said.
Emily Rand, 19, was part of a number of people involved in a verbal altercation on Robinson Street near Central Avenue at around 1 a.m. on Oct. 29, Capt. J.T. Miller said Friday.
The dispute, however, turned violent when Rand struck a male in the head.
The unidentified male retaliated, punching Rand and knocking her down backwards on the pavement, police said.
“There was a fight between numerous individuals,” Capt. Miller said. “Rand was punched and is in serious condition.”
According to a Rutgers Nixle alert regarding the altercation, the crowd dispersed and Rand was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
Family members told media outlets on Thursday that Rand suffered a concussion and a fractured skull during the fight and was undergoing surgery to relieve swelling in the brain.
A video of the incident was also released by the family on social media to try and help identify and find the male involved.
Capt. Miller said the investigation into the incident is continuing and that police are making headway in identifying those involved.
No charges have been filed as of yet, he said.
Family members told media outlets that Rand was attending a party at the location and was not a student at Rutgers.
If anyone has information, they are asked to call the New Brunswick Police, major crimes unit, 732-745-5217 extension 5 for Det. Quick.