Harrison Township police were called to an accident at the intersection of Cedar and Breakneck roads at 12:40 p.m.
Police say two boys, a 7-year-old and 11-year-old, were attempting to cross Cedar Road to the adjacent baseball fields.
Numerous witnesses tell police the children darted out from behind a vehicle that was stopped in the southbound lane of Cedar Road and were struck by a 2003 Ford van that was traveling northbound on Cedar and operated by Alexis Diaz-Delgado of Bronx, NY.
The 7-year-old from Pitman, NJ suffered facial, arm and leg injuries. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital by helicopter.
The 11-year-old of Mullica Hill was also taken to Cooper via ambulance for treatment of a head injury.
The investigation continues.