Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Thursday, May 19, the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested a 42-year-old man in connection with a 2021 hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in North Bergen.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, Thomas Adedeji, of Orange, is charged with Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Endangering an Injured Victim.
He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at approximately 2:15 a.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded to the area of Bergenline Avenue and 74th Street on reports of a pedestrian strike.
Prosecutor Suarez said that responding officers found a man – later identified as a 50-year-old Fairview resident – with life-threatening injuries.
The vehicle involved in the collision left the scene.
Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment.
An investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the North Bergen Police Department determined the victim was crossing Bergenline Avenue near the 74th Street intersection when he was struck by a silver Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck that was traveling north.