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Moped Operator Critically Injured in Kearny Hit-and-Run


By: Richard L. Smith 

A moped operator sustained severe injuries following a collision with a cargo van in Kearny, as confirmed by Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

NINO The incident, which is now under the scrutiny of the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit, occurred shortly after 10:15 p.m. at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Bergen Avenue.

The Kearny Police Department rushed to the scene upon notification of the accident, where they discovered a 67-year-old man from North Arlington in a dire condition, having suffered life-threatening injuries.

In a turn of events highlighting the hit-and-run nature of the incident, the cargo van involved in the collision was found abandoned not far from the site of the crash.

Emergency Medical Services promptly transported the injured moped operator to University Hospital in Newark.

Due to the gravity of his injuries, he was later transferred to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, where he is currently listed in critical condition.

Nino Authorities are vigorously investigating the collision, with the Kearny Police Department collaborating closely with the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit.

The prosecutor's office is appealing to the public for any information that could aid their investigation.

Individuals with relevant information are encouraged to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor or submit an anonymous tip online.

The office assures that all information provided will be treated with confidentiality, as they work diligently to uncover the circumstances surrounding this tragic event and seek justice for the victim.