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Driver in Bayonne Fatal Collision Sentenced to Five Years in State Prison

By rlsmetro on

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Friday, December 17, James Nichols, 51, of Bayonne, was sentenced to five years for leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death related to the death of John Hagans, 50, of Jersey City. 

Prosecutor Suarez stated that the sentence includes a consecutive 2-year driver’s license suspension.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, on September 10, 2020, Nichols was driving a Ford F150 in Bayonne at a high rate of speed when he struck Hagans in the area of Avenue C and 25th Street and then left the scene.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit, with assistance from the Bayonne Police Department, investigated the case.