Fair Lawn NJ police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that injured a female pedestrian.
According to Fair Lawn NJ law enforcement, the car crash occurred around 8:11 p.m. around the intersection of Saddle River Road and Fair Lawn Avenue in Fair Lawn, NJ.
The victim was attempting to cross the road when she was hit by a white Nissan Maxima. The driver of the car reportedly failed to stop after the accident; instead, the driver sped off and fled the scene, heading east onto Century Road in Paramus, New Jersey.
The victim suffered minor injuries, including a head laceration.
After the motor vehicle crash, emergency medical responders went to the scene and briefly treated the victim. The victim was later taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where she received treatment for her head wound and was later listed in stable condition.
The Fair Lawn Police Department is currently investigating the hit-and-run accident. At this time, investigators have yet to identify a suspect in the accident.
If police can eventually figure out who was behind the wheel, that person would likely face criminal charges for leaving the scene of an accident. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, a driver who knowingly leaves the scene of an accident can be charged with a crime, not just a traffic violation, when the accident causes in serious bodily injury to another person.
Additionally, it’s also possible that the driver of the vehicle could face criminal charges for aggravated assault or assault by auto, depending on the circumstances of the car crash.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Fair Lawn Police Seek Driver Who Struck Pedestrian and Fled.”