Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce that based upon an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paterson Police Department, Carlton Felder, 50, from Paterson was arrested on August 3, in connection to the pedestrian hit and run in Paterson.
According to Prosecutor Valdes, Mr. Felder was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Endangering an Injured Victim.
He was arrested without incident at the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and then transferred to the Passaic County Jail.
According to Prosecutor Valdes, it is alleged that on July 25, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Mr. Felder drove a 2005 Lincoln Aviator on Broadway, near the intersection of Lake Street in the City of Paterson, when he had a collision with a juvenile pedestrian.
Prosecutor Valdes said that thereafter, Mr. Felder left the scene. The juvenile was transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in stable condition for treatment of serious injuries.
Upon receiving medical treatment, the child was subsequently discharged from the hospital.
Mr. Felder appeared for Central Judicial Processing on Wednesday, August 4, where he was placed on pre-trial monitoring and released pending the disposition of the charges against him.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or contact the Paterson Police Department at (973) 321-1111.