Newark Police requested The Essex County Prosecutor's Office to the scene of a pedestrian strike that caused life-threatening injuries to a worker in Newark Wednesday night.
According to a preliminary investigation, emergency responders rushed to the vicinity of Hawthorne Avenue and Goodwin after they received reports of a person down in the street around 11:23 p.m.
Upon arrival, police found a sanitation technician -from an independent company- suffering severe leg and facial injuries after a vehicle struck him at that location.
The victim was rushed to University Hospital in critical condition and remain under doctors care, Newark Police officials told RLS Media.
According to police, a white sedan -possibly a Lincoln - sped away from the scene, heading eastbound on Hawthorne Avenue.
The investigation into the incident remains active and ongoing.