Police Investigate Hit-and-Run Accident That Injured Garfield NJ Man
Police are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run accident that left a Garfield NJ man with serious head injuries.
According to police, the 41-year-old victim stopped his delivery truck on Route 440 North in Bayonne NJ when something accidentally fell out of the vehicle. While the victim stood on the ramp to the NJ Turnpike, another car drove by and slammed into him.
The accident took place shortly after 3:00 a.m.
After allegedly hitting the victim, the suspect continued driving and fled the area.
Bayonne NJ police were called to the scene. They spoke with a passenger in the truck. They also spoke with a motorist who stopped after seeing the victim lying in the road.
Police and emergency responders treated the suspect at the scene and then transported him to the Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health for medical treatment. The following day, the victim was listed in “extremely critical condition.”
Bayonne NJ police are looking into the hit-and-run crash. Investigators have yet to release any information about the make or model of the suspect’s car.
If police are eventually able to identify and locate a suspect in the case, serious criminal charges would probably follow. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, a person who flees the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury to someone else can be charged with third degree leaving the scene of an accident. A conviction for a third degree felony could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Bergen County Man Struck in Hit-and-Run in Bayonne in ‘Extremely Critical’ Condition, Cops Say.”