By: Richard L. Smith
Mark Musella, the Bergen County Prosecutor, announced the arrest of a juvenile following a severe two-car collision in Teaneck, New Jersey. The juvenile faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury, endangering an injured victim, and assault by auto, resulting in serious bodily injury.
The arrest followed a coordinated investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and the Teaneck Police Department.
The incident occurred on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at about 7:55 a.m., at the intersection of Palmer Ave and Sherman Ave in Teaneck.
A 2015 Ford Explorer, operated by the juvenile, collided with a 2022 Nissan Rogue.
Following the crash, the juvenile fled the scene on foot but was later apprehended by the Teaneck Police.The driver of the Nissan, a 40-year-old woman, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment.
Charges against the juvenile include third-degree leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury, third-degree endangering an injured victim, and fourth-degree assault by auto.
The juvenile is currently held at a juvenile detention facility, awaiting a first appearance in Family Court in Hackensack.
Prosecutor Musella emphasized that these charges are accusations, and the juvenile is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
He extended his gratitude to the Teaneck Police Department, Bergen County Sheriff's Office, and the police departments of Palisades Park and Rutherford for their assistance in the investigation.