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Driver Arrested On Additional Charges in Hit-and-Run That Injured Teenager in Jersey City

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Monday, November 29, at approximately 12:30 p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested Boris Marroquin Solorzano, 30, of Jersey City. 

He was arrested on additional charges regarding Saturday afternoon’s vehicular collision in which he struck a 15-year-old female pedestrian, causing serious injuries.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, he has been charged with Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Causing Serious Bodily Injury While in Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Being Unlicensed and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Prosecutor Suarez stated that on November 27, shortly after 3:30 p.m., the Jersey City Police Department responded to an incident in the area of Delaware Avenue near the intersection with Duncan Avenue in Jersey City. 

The responding officers discovered a second incident in which the 15-year-old victim was apparently struck and seriously injured near 196 Duncan Avenue. The vehicle that struck her had left the scene.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, the victim of the collision was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center, where she is currently being treated for her injuries. Her injuries continue to be critical and life-threatening.

During the preliminary investigation, it was discovered that a 2009 Honda Accord had struck the teenager as she was crossing Duncan Avenue. 

The investigation found that members of the JCPD found the suspected vehicle on Condict Street and arrested the driver, Marroquin Solarzano, on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated.

The investigation also found that Marroquin Solorzano’s 4-year-old daughter was unrestrained in the rear of the crash vehicle at the time of his arrest on Saturday.

The collision continues to be actively investigated by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department. 

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Unit at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website. All information will be kept confidential.