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UPDATE: Severe Crash Under Investigation that Injured Moped Operator in Kearny

Hudson County

By: Najla Alexander

Authorities in Hudson County announced that the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a crash that seriously injured a moped operator in Kearny on Sunday, February 11, 2024.AdShortly after 10:15 p.m., the Kearny Police Department was notified that a moped operator was struck by a cargo van in the area of Harrison Avenue and Bergen Avenue, officials said.

Upon arrival, officials say, responding officers located the individual, later identified as a 67-year-old North Arlington man, with life-threatening injuries.

According to officials, the striking vehicle did not remain at the scene and was later recovered not far from the collision scene.

The victim was transported by Emergency Medical Services to University Hospital in Newark and transferred to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition, authorities say. 

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Kearny Police Department are actively investigating this matter.