Passaic County authorities said Mr. Yonatan Sanchez, 26, of Paterson was arrested today in connection with a hit and run that occurred earlier in the day at approximately 6:18 a.m. at the intersection of Bridge Street and Godwin Street.
According to Passaic County authorities, at approximately 6:18 a.m. today, Mr. Sanchez was driving a 2021 Dodge Ram Van commercial vehicle near the intersection of Bridge Street and Godwin Street in the City of Paterson when he had a collision with a pedestrian.
Police said Mr. Sanchez left the scene immediately after the incident.
The pedestrian, Mr. Altabur Choudhury, 66, of Paterson was transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center where he is receiving treatment for serious bodily injuries.
Police said Mr. Sanchez was charged with third-degree Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and third-degree Endangering an Injured Victim.
He was arrested without incident at the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, and then transferred to the Passaic County Jail.
Mr. Sanchez will appear for Central Judicial Processing on Sunday, October 10, 2021. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.
Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.