Fair Lawn NJ Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Injured Pedestrian
Police in Fair Lawn NJ are trying to determine the identity of the driver of a car who struck a female pedestrian and then left the scene of the accident.
The vehicle crash occurred around 8:00 p.m. According to officials, the victim was walking near the intersection of Saddle River Road and Fair Lawn Avenue in Fair Lawn NJ when the suspect turned the corner and struck her.
The suspect is said to have been driving a white Nissan Maxima. After the suspect allegedly struck the pedestrian, he kept driving on the road. Witnesses reportedly saw him driving on Century Road and headed in the direction of Paramus, New Jersey.
After the car crash, the victim notified Fair Lawn police, which sent police officers and emergency medical responders to the scene of the accident. The victim was later taken to Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack NJ so that she could be treated for a head laceration sustained in the car accident.
If Fair Lawn NJ police can eventually figure out the identity of the culprit and apprehend them, the culprit would probably be charged with leaving the scene of an accident and face severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, anyone who flees the scene of a car accident resulting in serious bodily injury to another person can be charged with a third degree crime. A conviction for a third degree felony like leaving the scene of an accident could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Fair Lawn Police Seek Drive Who Struck Pedestrian and Fled.”