Fort Lee Man Accused of Fleeing After Striking NY Man with Vehicle

Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of an 83-year-old Fort Lee man who was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury.

According to authorities on Sunday, at approximately 6:07 a.m., the Fort Lee Police Department received a report of a person struck by a motor vehicle in front of 2152 Lemoine Avenue.

Upon responding to the scene, officers determined that Hans Jochimsen, who was operating a 1992 Toyota Camry, had struck Byron Murphy, a 57-year-old man from New York, NY, while he was crossing Lemoine Avenue.

Due to injuries suffered during the collision, Mr. Murphy was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he remains in critical but stable condition.

As a result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit (FAIU) and the Fort Lee Police Department, it was determined that Jochimsen left the scene of the collision after he struck Murphy while he was crossing Lemoine Avenue. He as charged with one count of violating N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Jochimsen was also issued a motor vehicle summons for leaving the scene of an accident and is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on March 3rd at 8:30 a.m.