A Fairview New Jersey man was arrested after he allegedly left the scene of an accident that caused critical injuries to another motorist.
The hit-and-run car crash occurred on a road in North Bergen, NJ.
After the car accident, a witness walked toward the suspect’s truck. However, instead of staying at the scene or helping the victim, the suspect allegedly put his vehicle into reverse and then drove off. The witness managed to use his cell phone to take a photograph of the truck license plate, which proved invaluable when law enforcement investigated the accident and attempted to identify the suspect.
The victim suffered severe injuries in the car crash, including skull fractures. He was transported via ambulance to Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen NJ, where doctors treated him for his accident-related injuries. He was later listed in critical condition at the North Bergen hospital.
Officials have not yet disclosed the identity of the hit-and-run accident victim.
The Fairview Police Department and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office investigated the incident and quickly identified the suspect. Just one day after the crash, the suspect was placed under arrest by Fairview NJ cops. According to Hudson County prosecutors, the suspect admitted to the arresting officers that he was responsible for the truck accident.
The suspect is a 22-year-old resident of Fairview, New Jersey. He faces criminal charges for leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in serious bodily injury to another person.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Hudson County Correctional Facility. He was being held there on a $40,000 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Fairview Man Charged in North Bergen Hit-and-Run; Victim ‘Critical.’”