New York Teenager Accused of Leaving Scene of Accident in Fort Lee, New Jersey
A teenager from New York faces criminal charges for leaving the scene of a car accident after he allegedly ran a red light and crashed his car in Fort Lee NJ.
The motor vehicle collision went down around 2:00 p.m. The suspect was reportedly driving a car headed north on Bergen Boulevard in Fort Lee when he saw another car that had come to a stop at a red light. Rather than stopping his vehicle, the suspect allegedly moved into oncoming traffic, drove past the stopped car, and then ran the red light.
The car accident occurred in the intersection, with the suspect reportedly slamming into another car. The collision resulted in significant physical injuries to a passenger in the suspect’s automobile.
After the car accident, the suspect allegedly exited his vehicle and fled the area on foot.
Police officers with the Fort Lee Police Department soon arrived at the scene and quickly located the suspect.
The suspect, a 19-year-old teen from the Bronx, NY, was placed under arrest and charged with multiple criminal offenses, including leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and aggravated assault by auto. On top of that, the suspect has also been issued citations for numerous traffic offenses.
Meanwhile, the passenger who sustained injuries in the car accident was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center. Doctors at the Hackensack hospital treated the auto accident victim for his injuries and later listed him in stable condition.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Student Ran from Crash That Seriously Injured Passenger, Cops Say.”