A NY teenager has been accused of leaving the scene of an auto accident after he allegedly crashed his motor vehicle in Fort Lee, New Jersey and then ran away.
The car crash happened around 2:00 p.m. The suspect was reportedly behind the wheel of a car headed north on Bergen Boulevard in Fort Lee NJ when he tried to move past a vehicle that had stopped at a red light. The suspect allegedly swerved into the opposite lane of traffic so that he could pass the vehicle. The suspect then allegedly ran the red light.
While moving through the intersection, the suspect reportedly crashed into another vehicle. The force of the collision injured a passenger in the suspect’s car. However, instead of checking on the injured passenger, the suspect allegedly got out of his car and attempted to flee the scene on foot.
Witnesses to the auto accident dialed 911 and notified the Fort Lee Police Department, which sent police officers to the area. Fort Lee cops canvassed the area and quickly apprehended the suspect.
The suspect is a 19-year-old teenager who lives in the Bronx, New York. He has been charged with a number of crimes in connection with the car accident, including leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and aggravated assault by auto. Additionally, the suspect has been cited for multiple traffic violations.
The passenger injured in car wreck was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where doctors provided him with medical treatment for his accident-related injuries.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Student Ran from Crash That Seriously Injured Passenger, Cops Say.”