Police Investigate Hit-and-Run Car Accident in Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Fair Lawn New Jersey police are looking into a hit-and-run accident that caused injuries to a female pedestrian.
According to Fair Lawn officials, the car accident went down around 8:11 p.m. near the intersection of Saddle River Road and Fair Lawn Avenue in Fair Lawn, NJ.
The victim was in the process of walking across the roadway when she was slammed into by a white Nissan Maxima. The driver of the motor vehicle reportedly sped off after the accident and fled the area. The car was last spotted turning onto Century Road and heading into in Paramus, NJ.
The victim reportedly suffered minor injuries that included a head laceration. She was said to be shaken after the accident.
Emergency medical responders briefly treated the victim at the scene. She was later moved to Hackensack University Medical Center, where doctors provided her with medical treatment for her head wound.
The Fair Lawn Police Department is investigating the hit-and-run accident, but investigators have yet to determine the identity of the driver.
If investigators are eventually able to figure out who was driving the car, that person would probably be in store for severe penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1 stipulates that a driver who knowingly leaves the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury to another person can be charged with a criminal offense, not just a traffic offense.
Moreover, depending on the circumstances leading up to the auto accident, the driver could also be subject to criminal charges for aggravated assault or assault by auto.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Fair Lawn Police Seek Driver Who Struck Pedestrian and Fled.”