Police in Bergenfield NJ are trying to determine the identity of the driver who allegedly caused a serious hit-and-run accident.
The hit-and-run crash occurred just after 7:00 p.m. near the intersection of South Prospect Avenue and West Broad Street in Bergenfield, New Jersey. According to officials, the victim was in the process of walking across South Prospect Avenue when a car struck her. The driver of the motor vehicle reportedly stopped for a second, only to then hit the gas and leave the scene of the car crash. The vehicle was last seen heading north on South Prospect Avenue.
After the car crash, other motorists dialed 911 and contacted Bergenfield police.
The victim is a 66-year-old woman from Bergenfield, New Jersey. She was seriously injured in the car accident and required emergency medical treatment at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Assuming that investigators can eventually identify and locate the suspect, the individual would probably face criminal charges that include leaving the scene of an accident. Under New Jersey law, a person who leaves the scene of a motor vehicle accident can be charged with a criminal offense or a traffic violation, depending on the circumstances.
Bergen County prosecutors and Bergenfield police are currently investigating the auto accident. Any members of the public who have information about the car crash should contact Bergen County detectives at 201-226-5532 or Bergenfield police at 201-387-4000.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Police Hunt Hit-and-Run Driver Who Seriously Injured Woman.”