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Police Arrest Alleged Drunken Driver who Struck, Severely Injured 15-Year-Old Girl in Jersey City

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said shortly after 3:30 p.m., Saturday, the Jersey City Police Department responded to an incident in the area of Delaware Avenue near the intersection with Duncan Avenue in Jersey City. 

According to Prosecutor Suarez, the responding officers discovered a second incident in which a 15-year-old girl was apparently struck and seriously injured near 196 Duncan Avenue. 

The vehicle that struck her had left the scene.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, during the preliminary investigation, officers discovered that a mid-size sedan struck the teenager as she was crossing Duncan Avenue. 

The officers identified the suspected vehicle, found a matching vehicle traveling on Condict Street and arrested the driver, Mr. Boris Marroquib Solarzano, 30, on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated.

The victim of the collision was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center, where she is currently being treated for her injuries. 

Her injuries are critical and life-threatening at this time.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating the collision. 

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Unit at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. 

All information will be kept confidential.

The above charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.