According to Roselle Police officials, at approximately 7:01 a.m. on Thursday, January 13, Police Units responded to West 1st Avenue near the intersection of Chestnut Street on reports of a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.
A preliminary investigation determined that Ms. Margaret Irwin-Montemayor, 61, from Roselle, was struck by what investigators believe to be a dark color Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) that fled the scene, officials say.
Authorities say the known damage to the SUV is a broken passenger side headlamp.
Irwin-Montemayor was transported to University Hospital (UMDNJ), in Newark, with severe, non-fatal injuries.
Ms. Irwin-Montemayor's family tells RLS Media that her mother's injuries include a collapsed lung, bruised face and leg, and pain in her knee and leg.
Irwin-Montemayor's family was on a ventilator and had spine surgery due to the crash fracturing her spine in three places and University Hospital doctors used screws to repair her hip.
"She's in a lot of pain and can barely get out of bed. I'm worried my mom will not walk well or drive again,” Ms. Irwin-Montemayor's daughter tells RLS Media.
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The Roselle Police Department Traffic Safety units are the lead investigators, and the crash is still under investigation.