Man Arrested in Hit and Run
Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that Jose G. Estevez-Bonifacio, 28, of Newark has been arrested and charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving serious bodily injury and endangering an injured victim.
Authorities said Estevez-Bonifacio is charged with striking an 18-year-old high school student from Irvington and leaving the scene.
According to authorities, on Monday, at approximately 9:03 pm, a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Broad and Market Streets.
The female victim was transported to University Hospital where she remains in grave condition.
On Tuesday, authorities said Estevez-Bonifacio surrendered to police. Bail was set at $57,500 by the Honorable Marysol Rosero. He has posted bail.
These are accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.