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Bicyclist Severely Injured in Jersey City Hit-and-Run

By kbm0423 on
Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is currently investigating a hit-and-run collision that recently occurred in Jersey City after receiving notification on August 2 that the injuries sustained by a male victim have become more serious.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, on July 24, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Terhune Avenue on reports of a collision. 

Responding officers located a 63-year-old male victim with multiple injuries that were initially determined to be non-life threatening. 

Prosecutor Suarez stated that Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to Jersey City Medical Center, where he currently remains with injuries that are considered life-threatening at this time.

A preliminary investigation by the Jersey City Police Department revealed the victim was riding a bicycle southbound on John F. Kennedy Boulevard when he was struck from behind by an unknown vehicle — possibly a maroon-colored sedan. 

The investigation found that following the collision, the operator of the vehicle did not stop, continuing to travel southbound on John F. Kennedy Boulevard. 

It was later determined that a parked vehicle was also struck during the collision.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/

All information will be kept confidential.