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Police Arrest Man Wanted for Hit-and-Run Crash That Severely Injured Jersey City Woman

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said at approximately 11:00 a.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit arrested Mr. Magdy Botros, 51, of Bayonne, for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision.

According to Suarez, the arrest followed an investigation into a March 24 hit-and-run incident where he struck a female pedestrian, causing severe injuries.

Police arrested Botros at the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor in Jersey City without incident after he surrendered to detectives.

Authorities charged him with one count of Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Collision resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a third-degree crime.

Following his arrest, Prosecutor Suarez said Botros was released on a Summons Complaint, and his first appearance is scheduled in Central Judicial Processing Court on October 28.

Shortly after 9:10 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to the area of Palisade Avenue just south of Bowers Street in Jersey City on reports of a pedestrian struck with severe injuries.

Upon arrival, Prosecutor Suarez said responding officers found a 31-year-old Jersey City woman who was struck and seriously injured while crossing Palisade Avenue.

The victim was transported to Jersey City Medical Center, where she was treated for her injuries. The driver who struck the woman fled the scene.

According to Prosecutor Suarez, the investigation identified the vehicle involved in the incident as a 2014 Toyota Camry operated by Botros.

He is also the registered owner of the vehicle.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit with the investigation and arrest and the Jersey City Police Department for assisting with the investigation.

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