UPDATE: Jersey City Authorities Search for Hit-and-Run Driver That Left Victim Critical
According to Hudson County authorities, the incident happened on Halloween night at approximately 11:05 p.m.
Authorities say the Jersey City Police Department responded to the intersection of Christopher Columbus Drive and Grove Street in Jersey City on a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle at that location.
Upon arrival, Jersey City Police Officers found that a male pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle that left the scene of the collision.
The pedestrian has been identified as a 36-year-old from Jersey City who was transported to Jersey City Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services where he is currently being treated for his injuries according to authorities. The man remains in critical condition, but he is stable police said.
During the preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department, it was discovered that the pedestrian had been struck while attempting to cross Christopher Columbus Drive. The suspected vehicle has been identified as a 2008-2010 Chrysler Town & Country minivan.
The vehicle is light in color, possibly gray or silver. Investigators believe that the Chrysler Town & Country has side mirrors that are black and the passenger side mirror might be missing from the vehicle.
Authorities say the minivan has window tinting on the rear windows and would likely have damage to the lower right side of the front bumper area.
It is believed that the vehicle was traveling east on Christopher Columbus Drive toward Grove Street where the vehicle apparently struck the pedestrian. The same vehicle then continued east on Christopher Columbus Avenue before turning north on Greene Street.
Investigators are currently asking the public for assistance in identifying the vehicle.
Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Regional Collision Investigation Unit at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.
All information will be kept confidential.