Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Ryan Burnside, 22, of Teaneck, on charges of Leaving The Scene Of A Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury and Endangering The Welfare Of An Injured Victim.
Police say at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 2nd, the South Hackensack Police Department received a report of a pedestrian struck by a hit-and-run vehicle on Route 46 at the intersection with Philips Avenue.
Upon arrival at the scene of the collision, officers observed a male victim lying in the roadway with serious injuries according to police.
The injuries were consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle, officials say.
The victim, a 22-year-old man from Englewood, NJ, was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he is currently in critical but stable condition.
According to police, an investigation conducted jointly by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the South Hackensack Police Department revealed that the victim was attempting to cross Route 46 when he was struck by a vehicle. That vehicle stopped and remained on the scene.
The victim was then struck by a second vehicle, a blue 2003 Audi A4, which fled the scene. Burnside was identified as the driver of the Audi.
As a result of the investigation, Burnside was arrested on Thursday, June 20, in Teaneck, NJ, and charged with one count of Leaving The Scene Of A Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury and one count of Endangering The Welfare Of An Injured Victim, reports say.
Burnside is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.