Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said a Jersey City man has been charged and is being sought by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit for his involvement in a Jersey City hit and run crash that caused serious bodily injury to a 26-year-old woman in the early morning hours of January 1, 2021.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, Mr. Asim Murrell, 42, of Jersey City, (who is at-large) has been charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Hindering and Causing Serious Bodily Injury While Driving with a Suspended License.
According to Prosecutor Suarez. on Friday, January 1, 2021, just after 1 a.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Ocean and Warner avenues on reports of a pedestrian struck and located the victim who had sustained serious injuries.
The victim was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center, where she was treated for multiple, serious injuries. Prosecutor Suarez said according to the initial investigation, the victim was in the northbound lane of Ocean Avenue approaching a parked vehicle when she was struck by a black Cadillac Escalade that was traveling north on Ocean Avenue.
The striking vehicle fled the scene continuing northbound on Ocean Avenue.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Murrell is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.