Elmwood Park Man Charged with Leaving Scene of a Crash that Left Woman Critical
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced today the arrest of Mr. Carmen Lombardi 41, of Elmwood Park, on a charge of Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.
Authorities said on Thursday, October 12th, at approximately 9:55 a.m., the Fort Lee Police Department received multiple reports of a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Lemoine Avenue and Bridge Plaza North.
Upon officer's responding to the scene, they located and treated a 57-year-old female victim who was struck by a motor vehicle authorities said.
Due to injuries suffered during the collision, EMS transported the woman to Hackensack University Medical Center in critical condition.
Authorities said the collision also involved two motor vehicles; one of which remained at the scene while the other vehicle fled westbound on Bridge Plaza North.
The ensuing investigation revealed that Lombardi operated the vehicle that sped from the scene according to authorities.
As a result of the investigation, police arrested Mr. Lombardi and charged him with one count of Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a third degree crime.
Authorities released Lombardi after a complaint-summons was issued.
Authorities said Lombardi is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on Friday,
November 3, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
Prosecutor Grewal states that this charge is merely an accusation, and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Prosecutor Grewal would like to thank the Fort Lee Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.