Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said Ms.Temilayo Okeowo, 44, of West New York, has been charged with Knowingly Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.1, a crime of the third-degree.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, Okeowo turned herself into the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office with her attorney this morning just before 9 a.m.
Suarez said I'm Sunday, December 1, 2019, at approximately 4:40 p.m., the West New York Police Department responded to the area of 66th Street and Boulevard East on a report of an unconscious man on the ground at that location.
Upon arrival, West New York Police Officers found that a man had been struck by a vehicle that left the scene of the collision.
The driver in a December 2019 hit and run in West New York that seriously injured a 56-year- old New York City man has been arrested and charged by detectives with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit.
The man, identified as a 56-year-old from New York City. was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was treated for life-threatening injuries.
Police said the victim is still recovering from injuries sustained during the incident.
The initial investigation by the Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the West New York Police Department determined that the man was a pedestrian and that he was struck while crossing 66th Street at the intersection of Boulevard East.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the West New York Department for the investigation and arrest