Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that the victim in the October 16 hit and run in the area of 58th Street and Boulevard East in West New York succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, October 27.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, Acxel Rubeni Pablo Ajguejay, 51, was pronounced deceased just before 3:30 p.m. at the Jersey City Medical Center.
Prosecutor Suarez stated that on October 16, shortly before 8:00 p.m., the West New York Police Department responded to the area of 58th Street and Boulevard East in West New York on a report of a single-vehicle striking a pedestrian.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, upon arrival, responding officers found one pedestrian with life-threatening injuries. The striking vehicle had left the scene.
During the preliminary investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the West New York Police Department, it was discovered that a mid-size sedan struck a male victim while he was crossing Boulevard East near 58th Street.
The victim of the collision was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was being treated for life-threatening injuries.
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the West New York Police Department are actively investigating the collision.
Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact the Collision Unit at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office official website. All information will be kept confidential.