The car crash occurred just after 8:00 p.m. According to authorities, the victim was walking in the area of Saddle River Road and Fair Lawn Avenue in Fair Lawn, NJ when the suspect slammed into her.
The suspect was reportedly behind the wheel of a white Nissan Maxima. After striking the pedestrian, the suspect kept moving on the roadway and was last seen driving along Century Road and headed east toward Paramus, New Jersey.
After the motor vehicle accident, the victim contacted local police, which dispatched officers and emergency medical responders to the scene of the crash. The victim was later transported to Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ. Medical officials have indicated that the victim sustained a head laceration due to the car accident.
If law enforcement can eventually figure the identity of the hit-and-run suspect, it is likely that the culprit would face criminal charges for leaving the scene of an accident. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, anyone who leaves the scene of a car accident resulting in serious bodily injury to another person can be charged with a third degree criminal offense. A conviction for third degree leaving the scene of an accident could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Fair Lawn Police Seek Drive Who Struck Pedestrian and Fled.”